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Limestone statue of a Khamerernebty II, standing, wearing a long pleated garment covering right shoulder and crossing on the breast; head and feet missing; left arm along the body.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_1140
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 8978, serdab (?), south of pillared outer hall
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    133.0 x 33.0 x 45.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_48828
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15139
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Khamerernebty [II] (G 8978 & G III-a)
  • Excavator
    Count de Galarza, Spanish, 1878–1938
  • Notes
    Found by Count de Galarza, 1924.
  • Remarks
    ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_48828; EMC_SR_2.15139

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 8978

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

Photos 4

People 2

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.

Modern People