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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.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • 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
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Mycerinus publication number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Owner
  • 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

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Friedman, Florence Dunn. "The Cultic Relationship of the Menkaure Triads to the Small Step Pyramids." In Filip Coppens, Jiři Janák, and Hana Vymazlová, eds. Royal versus Divine Authority: Acquisition, Legitimization and Renewal of Power. 7th Symposium on Egyptian Royal Ideology, Prague, June 26-28, 2013. Wiesbade: Harrassowitz, 2015, pp. 95, 98, 100, 104-105; figures 1b, 3.

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "Economic Implications of the Menkaure Triads." In Manuelian, Peter Der, and Thomas Schneider, eds. Towards a New History for the Egyptian Old Kingdom. Harvard Egyptological Studies 1. Leiden: Brill, 2015, pp. 19-22, 49; figures 2.1c, 2.2b, 2.3b.

    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, pp.113, 118, 131; plate XIX.2.

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

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.