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Two inscribed fitting fragments of alabaster; hieroglyphs incised on raised panels, part of name of sem-priest Rawer; irregular break.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 323)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .078 L. .125 W. .05 W.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Rawer (in Menkaure Valley Temple)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 38 (1910, February 18-23), p. 281 (no. 5).

Photos 3

People 1

Ancient People

  • Rawer (in Menkaure Valley Temple)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Name appears on two fitting fragments of alabaster stela (MFA 11.716), and fragment of alabaster stela (MFA 11.716c), identified as [sm] sem-priest; found in Menkaure Valley Temple.