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Basalt statue of Khafre, seated on a cube-shaped throne. Head is complete, but the torso is split roughly down the middle.

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_15212-bis
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Giza
  • Material
    Grey basalt
  • Dimensions
    108 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    EMC_JE_15212-bis is listed as EMC_CG_17; however, this is probably incorrect, as EMC_JE_15212-bis is described as having the head intact, while EMC_CG_17 (= GEM_8993) is missing the head.
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_II_Sp196-197LR; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Khafre

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Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

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