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Silver cylinder seal; names and titles of Khafre; oxydized, broken and mended.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.962
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Dimensions
    Length x diameter: 4.4 x 2 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1908: 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. 234 (seal 1), p. 281 (no. 7), pl. A (line drawing 9), pl. 64l.

Photos 7

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.