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Unfinished reddish limestone seated statuette of Menkaure; broken and chipped. [1908 no. 20 = published no. 33 = 08-7-11]

Details

  • ID
    MMA_37.6.1
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, sculptor's workshop (MVT / room 1 = portico, SE corner)
  • Material
    Indurated limestone
  • Dimensions
    H. 20 cm (7 7/8 in) W. 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1937
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_11.723a-b
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-11
  • Object Ownership Information
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MMA_37.6.1; deaccessioned MFAB_11.723a-b
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • Object owned by
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Notes
    Excavated by the Harvard-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expediton in Giza, but not recorded in any object register book. Received from the Egyptian Government by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the allotment of finds, and accessioned on March 2, 1911 (MFAB_11.723a-b). Deaccessioned by the MFA; obtained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in an exchange of objects with the MFA on January 21, 1937.
  • Remarks
    Registration number (HUMFA_08-7-11) obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1908.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA and MMA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Grzymski, Krzysztof. "Royal Statuary." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 52.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 145.

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 36, 112.

Photos 12

People 1

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

Institutions 1