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Alabaster seated statue of Menkaure

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_40704
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, room K (room 1 [room III1] on published plan)
  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Dimensions
    160 x 53 x 85 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-16
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-19
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-20
  • Mycerinus publication number
    18
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15655
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • 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

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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.”

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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.

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