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Fragment of alabaster royal statue [attributed to Khafre], [top of head], part of wig with uraeus, [fits head 14-12-1 + 14-11-206]. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_33-2-204
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Debris of water channel E of mastaba G 2370
  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.6 cm Width: 15.2 cm Thickness: 8.8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 33.1113
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/25/1933
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Remarks
    14-12-1 (face) + 14-11-206 (throat) + unidentified fragment (part of back of head/nemes headdress with tip of uraeus tail) = MFA 21.351 + 33-2-204 (part of top of head with uraeus) = MFA 33.1113
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Flentye, Laurel. "The Development of Art in the Eastern and GIS Cemeteries at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty: Iconography and Style." In Jean-Claude Goyon and Christine Cardin, eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists, Grenoble, 6-12 septembre 2004, vol. I. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 150. Leuven: Uitgeveru Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, 2007, p. 732, note 56.

    Hawass, Zahi. "The Great Sphinx at Giza: Date and Function." In Gian Maria Zaccone and Tomaso Ricardi di Netro (eds.) Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Egittologia. Atti, Volume II. Turin, 1993, p. 183.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 42, 45, fig. 21.

Photos 2

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.