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Three non-connecting fragments of calcite royal statue

Details

  • ID
    RPM_5415
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Giza, probably originally from Khafre Pyramid Complex
  • Material
    Calcite
  • Dimensions
    48.7 x 41.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Hermann Junker

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Martin-Pardey, Eva. Grabbeigaben, Nachträge und Ergänzungen. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 6. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1991, pp. 135-140.

People 2

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.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1