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Fragments of various alabaster royal statuettes; three pieces have portions of [GLYPHS], three separate cartouches of [GLYPHS] Khafre, [at least two fragments forming part of cartouche belong with fragments from 14-12-49a] // two fragments of diorite // and other odds [and ends (including: four flints, one faience disc bead, one pierced stone disk, one broken inscribed limestone cylinder, one battered limestone servant statue accessory, one unidentified limestone object, one alabaster model jar, one slate vessel fragment, several alabaster vessel fragments, etc)] (see A860). Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-12-176
  • 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, and in G 2382 A
  • Material
    Alabaster, flint, faience, limestone, slate
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 47.2032–47.2042, 47.2047, 47.2116–47.2139
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/15/1912 - 12/18/1912
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Remarks
    Multiple alabaster statue fragments MFA owned (accessioned). 12-12-176.1 = MFA 47.2116: two fragments forming part of cartouche, belongs with 14-12-49.24 + 14-12-49.26 + 14-12-49.34 + 14-12-49.38 + 14-12-49.44 + 14-12-49.45 + 14-12-49.46, all from same statue; 12-12-176.2 = MFA 47.2117: one fragment, inscribed; 12-12-176.3 = MFA 47.2118: two fitting fragments, portion of arm or leg; 12-12-176.4 = MFA 47.2119: two fitting fragments, portion of chest with lappet; 12-12-176.5 = MFA 47.2120: one fragment, inscribed; 12-12-176.6 = MFA 47.2121: one fragment, inscribed; 12-12-176.7 = MFA 47.2122: two fitting fragments, joins 12-12-176.12; 12-12-176.9 = MFA 47.2123: one fragment, inscribed; 12-12-176.10 = MFA 47.2124: one fragment inscribed; 12-12-176.11 = MFA 47.2125: one fragment, portion of lappet; 12-12-176.12 = MFA 47.2126: one fragment, joins 12-12-176.7; 12-12-176.13 = MFA 47.2127: one fragment; 12-12-176.14 = MFA 47.2128: one fragment, inscribed; 12-12-176.15 = MFA 47.2129: one fragment, ridged pattern; 12-12-176.17 = MFA 47.2130: one fragment; 12-12-176.18 = MFA 47.2131: one fragment; 12-12-176.20 = MFA 47.2132: one fragment; 12-12-176.25 = MFA 47.2133: two fitting fragments; 12-12-176.29 = MFA 47.2134: one fragment, ridged pattern; 12-12-176.31 = MFA 47.2135: one fragment; 12-12-176.32 = MFA 47.2136: one fragment; 12-12-176.35 = MFA 47.2137: one fragment; 12-12-176.37 = MFA 47.2138: one fragment; 12-12-176.39 = MFA 47.2139: one fragment. Miscellaneous stone objects accessioned as MFA 47.2032 (flint), MFA 47.2033 (flint), MFA 47.2034 (flint), MFA 47.2035 (slate vessel fragment), MFA 47.2036 (pierced stone disk), MFA 47.2037 (unidentified limestone object), MFA 47.2038 (faience disc bead), MFA 47.2039 (alabaster vessel fragment), MFA 47.2040 (alabaster model jar), MFA 47.2041 (inscribed limestone cylinder), MFA 47.2042 (alabaster vessel fragment), MFA 47.2047 (limestone servant statue accessory).

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. "Fragments of a Statuette of Chephren." Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 54 (1957), pp. 186, 189, fig. 3.

Photos 4

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.