"a pharaoh standing beside his wife"

This is a common emblem in ancient Egyptian sculpture:

Menkaure and Chamerernebti
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeMenkaure and Chamerernebti - Credit: Original work by GDK, derivative by Kat Matfield
Nebsen and Nebet-Ta
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeNebsen and Nebet-Ta - Credit: David Liam Moran