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Triad statue of the Menakaure, standing; to his right, Hathor crowned with sun disc and horns; to his left, personification of the 17th nome of Upper Egypt (Jackal) the king wearing white crown and shendyt; left leg forward; inscriptions on the plinth.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_1237
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure valley temple, S magazines, corridor III 4
  • Material
    Greywacke or basalt
  • Dimensions
    92.5 x 43 x 48.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_40679
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/14636
  • Mycerinus publication number
    11
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1908
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Mycerinus/Menkaure; RELATED SITE(S): Valley Temple of Mykerinus; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_40679; EMC_SR_2.14636, Mycerinus publication no. 11

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931

Photos 34

People 2

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

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.