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Mud sealing; lump of mud with string mark (jar seal ?), impressed with part of official seal of Menkaure, but name (in cartouche) obscured by overlapping of impressions. [07-1-83]

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_07-1-83
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Pyramid Temple ([MPT] GMT / corridor 22)
  • Material
    Mud
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 3.1 x 1.8 x 3.8 cm (1 1/4 x 11/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Previous Number
    7-1-83
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1907: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1907.

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. 19.

    Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, p. 51, fig. 56.

Photos 2

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.