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Hard fine grained yellowish brown [lime] stone statuette, figure squatting in scribe's attitude; hand missing, one corner of base broken off (but found). Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_13-1-560
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure quarry [MQ 1] (= MQ 137), in sand in offering chamber
  • Material
    [Lime]stone
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.3140
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/26/1913
  • Owner
    Khuenre (MQ 1)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Dunham, Dows. The Egyptian Department and its Excavations. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1958, pp. 40-42, fig. 24.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 278-279, cat. 72.

    Fisher, Clarence S. "New Egyptian Galleries." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 12, No. 71 (August 1914), p. 40, unnumbered fig.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 88.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Gab es Kronprinzen in der 4. Dynastie?" Göttinger Miszellen 158 (1997), p. 23, note 54.

    Russmann, Edna. "A Second Style in Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 51 (1995), p. 272, note 32 (incorrectly called 13.1340, rather than 13.3140).

    Sanborn, Ashton. "New Installation of Egyptian Sculpture." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 23, No. 140 (December 1925), p. 72.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 46, 50, fig. 26.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, p. 34.

Photos 29

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 1. Son of Menkaure and Khamerernebty [II]. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (unnamed), east and south walls (depicted as young naked boy standing in front of his seated mother Khamerernebti on south wall), identified as [sA nswt smsw n Xt=f xrj-sStA n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] king's eldest son of his body, secretary of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Limestone seated scribe statue (13-1-560 = MFA 13.3140) inscribed for Khuenre; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137.