King Amenhotep the Second wanted a statue providing him with the protection of the cobra goddess Meretseger, the "One who loves the Silence."
In order to reduce the danger of the cobra, it is identified with the goddess Hathor of the West, by wearing her crown consisting of two horns of the cow and the sun disk.
Hathor received the dead and provided them with food in the underworld. This aspect of the goddess would give extra protection to the king.
In front of the cobra, the king is depicted in the standing attitude with the left leg forward. He wears the white crown of Upper Egypt adorned with the royal cobra on the forehead and the starched royal kilt.