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Alabaster seated statue of Menkaure


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, room K (room 1 [room III1] on published plan)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    160 x 53 x 85 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Mycerinus publication number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Owner
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1908. Incorrectly identified in Porter-Moss as EMC_JE_40703.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Menkaure; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VIII_sp065LR; MFAB_A251_NS; MFAB_A252_NS; MFAB_C2382_NS; MFAB_A1088_NS; MFAB_A285_NS; MFAB_A286_NS; MFAB_A287_NS; MFAB_A288_NS; MFAB_A289_NS; MFAB_A290_NS; MFAB_A291_NS; MFAB_B359_NS; MFAB_360_NS; MFAB_361_NS; MFAB_B362_NS; MFAB_B363_NS; MFAB_B364_NS; MFAB_B365_NS; MFAB_B366_NS; MFAB_B367_NS; MFAB_B368_NS; MFAB_B369_NS; MFAB_B370_NS; MFAB_B371_NS; MFAB_B372_NS; MFAB_B373_NS; MFAB_B374_NS; MFAB_B375_NS; MFAB_B376_NS; MFAB_B376P_NS; MFAB_B377_NS; MFAB_B378_NS; MFAB_379_NS; MFAB_B380_NS; MFAB_B381_NS; MFAB_B382_NS; MFAB_B383_NS; MFAB_B385_NS; MFAB_B386_NS; MFAB_B387_NS; MFAB_B388_NS; MFAB_B445_NS; MFAB_B450_NS; MFAB_C4557_NS; MFAB_C4558_NS; MFAB_C4561_NS; MFAB_C4562_NS; MFAB_C4564_NS; MFAB_C4565_NS; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): HUMFA_08-7-16; HUMFA_08-7-19; HUMFA_08-7-20; Mycerinus publication number 18

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 36 (entry for July 15), p. 111 (entry no. 22), p. 262, “Room (III-1): In debris of decay on floor of second temple, No. ix Alabaster, head of statue No. 22.”

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "Economic Implications of the Menkaure Triads." In Manuelian, Peter Der, and Thomas Schneider, eds. Towards a New History for the Egyptian Old Kingdom. Harvard Egyptological Studies 1. Leiden: Brill, 2015, p. 23.

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "The Names of Menkaure." In Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz, Edyta Kopp, and Daniel Takács, eds. 'The Perfection that Endures... ': Studies on Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Warsaw: Department of Egyptology - Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, 2018, p.121; plates XXIII.2, XXIV.1, XXIV.2.

People 2

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.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1