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Fragments of royal statuette (Khafre ?) in alabaster with two horizontal reddish veins, three-quarters of face; hair lock in relief, cosmetic stripes in relief, beautifully modeled; three fragments, right eye and right part of head missing, nose broken, chin beard broken off. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-12-175
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A
  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.3 cm Width: 8.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.3472
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre ?
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/15/1912, 12/16/1912, 12/17/1912
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 34, pl. 12c.

Photos 3

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.