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Damaged limestone statue of a Khamerernebty [II], or perhaps her mother Khamerernebty [I], sitting on a seat with a low back; she wears a long garment and a heavy wig; hands lying on knees. Inscribed on both sides.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 8978, pillared outer hall
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 225.5 x 85 x 133 cm; JE: 240 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Khamerernebty [II] (G 8978 & G III-a)
  • Notes
    Frequently referred to as being from the tomb of the mother of Khafre (Chephren), but is in fact from the tomb of his daughter Khamerernebty [II] (G 8978). Brought to Cairo Museum in 1910; registered in JE November 25, 1924.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Khamerernebty [II] (G 8978 & G III-a); Count de Galarza; RELATED SITE(S): G 8978; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_48856; EMC_SR_2.14825

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 8978

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

Full Bibliography

  • Pe?rez Die, Maria de C., et al. 2009. 120 An?os de Arqueologi?a: Espan?ola en Egipto. 120 Years of Spanish Archaeology in Egypt, pp. 176-177; Daressy, ASAE 10, p. 44

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khamerernebty [II] (G 8978 & G III-a)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Menkaure, daughter of Khafre and Khamerernebty [I]. Identified on entrance lintel as [sAt nswt nt Xt=f Hmt nswt mAAt Hr StX] king's daughter of his body, king's wife, seer of Horus and Seth; found above entrance to G 8978, possibly not in situ. Two uninscribed statues: one fragmentary wearing pleated robe (JE 48828), the other seated (JE 48856), probably represent Khamerernebty II (or possibly her mother Khamerernebty I); JE 48828 found in serdab ("room B") of G 8978, JE 48856 found in pillared outer hall ("room C") of G 8978. Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Khuenre (owner of MQ 1). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (seated before her son), identified as [mAAt Hr StX wrt Hts xrpt sSmtjw SnDt Hmt nswt sAt nswt smswt] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter, directress of the butchers of the "Acacia House," king's wife, king's eldest daughter; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Also mentioned on entrance lintel of Washptah (owner of G 8976), identified as [sAt smswt nswt nt Xt=f mAAt Hr StX wrt Hts Hmt nswt] king's eldest daughter of his body, seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter, king's wife; in situ in G 8976.