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Fragment of limestone false door, upper right corner and part of drum lintel; cartouche of Khufu referring to his pyramid and related title: "Khufu, akhet [pyramid], Overseer…" inscribed on lintel.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1490
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Debris E of mastaba G 2200 (= G 5080), S end
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .400 L.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Attested
    Khufu
  • 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; 1912: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.