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Lower part of a diorite dyad of Khafre seated with the goddess Bastet; inscription on the left side of the seat.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 85.0 x 55.0 cm; CG: 53 cm above base
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Catalogue General number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Excavator
    François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette, French, 1821–1881
  • Remarks
    ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_27485; EMC_SR_2.15334; EMC_CG_11; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Khafre; François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette; RELATED SITE(S): Khafre Valley Temple

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Borchardt (CG 53, pp. 11-12).

    Hassan, Giza VIII, p. 307.

    Seidel, Die königlichen Statuengruppen, pp. 17-20 (Dok. 4).

    C. Zivie-Coche, Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides, p. 17, n. 62.

    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. 126.

People 1

Modern People

  • François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1821–1881
    • Remarks Pasha; Egyptologist; Professor; Archaeologist of Sphinx Temple. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.