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Limestone slab with incised decree of Pepi II; badly weathered, broken in five pieces (a, b, c, d, e).

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1654
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Freestanding stelae and obelisks
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / doorway to great court)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Other: a 7.5 x 5.5 x 14.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: b 39 x 9 x 29.5 cm (15 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Other: c 38 x 2 x 6.3 cm (14 15/16 x 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Other: d 11.5 x 5.8 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Other: e 12 x 5 x 18.7 cm (4 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi II
  • Owner
    Pepi II
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. March 24, 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Baud, Michel. "The Relative Chronology of Dynasties 6 and 8." In Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss & David A. Warburton, eds. Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006, p. 153.

    Petrie, W. M. Flinders. The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh. London: Histories & Mysteries of Man Ltd., 1990 (1st ed. London: Field and Tuer, 1883), p. 127.

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 38 (March 24), pp. 280-281 (no. 4), pl. A (line drawing 1).

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, pp. 277-278 [29 (169)].

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Inscriptional Evidence for the History of the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 11 (1952), p. 113, fig. 1.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, pp. 53, 54.

Photos 5

People 1

Ancient People

  • Pepi II

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 6. Horus name: [nTr-xaw] Netjerkhau; other names: [nfr-kA-ra] Neferkare, [pjpj] Pepi