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Fragments of several clear alabaster statuettes and statues, [among them]: toe and other parts of royal statue greater than life-sized; two beards and other parts of royal statuettes; these were undoubtedly from temple of pyramid broken up here to make into model vessels. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230 W [(= mastaba)], sand in floor of debris strip 2
  • Material
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 14.1693.1–14.1693.3
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Mentioned in entry
  • Remarks
    Compare similar deposits in front of G 2370 and in Menkaure Valley Temple; one basket full in strip 1, two in strip 2 found on this day, see also 14-11-110. Four fragments accessioned as follows: one fragment of beard accessioned as MFA 14.1693.1; two fitting fragments of beard accessioned as MFA 14.1693.2; one fragment of base accessioned as MFA 14.1693.3. Related fragments probably from one statue: 14-12-49b (two fitting fragments of proper left half of face) = MFA 21.951a and MFA 21.951e + 14-12-71 (three fitting fragments of proper left shoulder, chest, upper arm) = MFA 21.951b and MFA 21.951c and MFA 21.951d + 14-12-72a (proper right wrist and part of pleated kilt) = MFA 14.1753.1 + 14-12-72b (proper right shoulder) = MFA 14.1753.2 + 14-11-107.1 (part of beard) = MFA 14.1693.1 + 14-12-65.2 (part of pleated kilt) = MFA 14.1751.2 + 14-12-65.21 and 14-12-65.24 (part of proper right side of nemes wig and lappet) = MFA 14.1751.21 and MFA 14.1751.24 + 14-12-65.81 (part of proper left lappet) + 14-12-65.82 (part of proper left side of nemes wig).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. "Fragments of a Statuette of Chephren." Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 54 (1957), pp. 186-187, fig. 1.

People 1

Modern People

  • Qurqar

    • Type Mentioned in entry
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.