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Dried mud seal; four hole with knot in center; inscription [GLYPHS] (seal impression includes cartouche of Menkaure). Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-10-21
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2300 (= G 5190) A, debris in chamber
  • Material
    Mud
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.5 cm Diameter: 7 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.3467
  • Date of Register Entry
    10/21/1912
  • Attested
    Menkaure
  • Remarks
    There was a core of another longer seal [DIAGRAM] but decayed
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, p. 51, fig. 50.

Photos 3

People 1

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.