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Limestone statuette of Khnumwerkau Iku, squatting on the ground; inscribed on base.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    24.0 x 12.5 x 14.0 cm; 3871 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Mycerinus publication number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Owner
    Khnumwerkau Iku (in Menkaure Valley Temple)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1910
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Ba-wr-kaw; RELATED SITE(S): Valley Temple; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_41978; EMC_SR_2.15686; Mycerinus no. 43

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Photos 8

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khnumwerkau Iku (in Menkaure Valley Temple)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone statue of squatting man (1908 no. 25 = published no. 43 = Cairo JE 41978) inscribed for Khnumwerkau, [rn=f nfr] his good name Iku, identified as [smr watj Xrj-Hb smsw Hrj-sStA n xtmt-nTr Spss nswt jmj-r st xntjw-S(?) pr-aA] sole companion, senior lector-priest, secretary of the god's treasure, noble of the king, overseer of the department of palace attendants(?) of the Great House; found in Menkaure valley temple (MVT / corridor III-4). Possibly same individual as Werkauba Iku (G 2383).

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.