Eight to ten baskets of fragments of alabaster royal statues (at least three different statues, one life-sized, one three-quarters life-sized, one one-quarter life-sized), among them: a) [fitting] fragments of side of throne, inscribed [GLYPHS] Khafre and entwined flowers of two Egypts, [and fragments of several other statue thrones]. Illustration: No
- Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Mastaba G 5110, serdab offering room and space in front of mastaba, also two pieces in pit G 5211 A
- Credit Line
- Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Object Ownership Information
- MFA accession number: 21.952a-c
- Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
- Date of Register Entry
- 12/06/1914 - 12/13/1914
- Fitting fragments comprising 14-12-49a do not, in fact, show "entwined flowers of two Egypts"; 14-12-49a = MFA 21.952a-c + several undescribed fragments now identified as 14-12-49.5 + 14-12-49.6 + 14-12-49.37 + 14-12-49.40 all part of same statue; additional (other than accessioned) throne fragments from this lot (14-12-49) have been identified as 14-12-49.1 through 14-12-49.46; second statue includes: 14-12-49.3(?) + 14-12-49.21 + 14-12-49.27 + 14-12-49.32 + 14-12-49.33 + 14-12-49.41 + 14-12-49.43 + 14-2-3 (= MFA 14.1185); third statue includes: 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 + at least two fragments from 12-12-176.
- MFA accession number verified
Smith, William Stevenson. "Fragments of a Statuette of Chephren." Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 54 (1957), pp. 186, 188-9. figs. 2-3.
- 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.
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