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Unfinished diorite statuette of Menkaure, sitting on a cube seat, wearing shendyt and nemes. In two pieces; lower part of arms and feet are missing.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, floor of second temple phase at west end of II-2
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    33.0 x 13.0 x 14.0 cm; 7080 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1910
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_41973; EMC_SR_2.15712; HUMFA_08-7-22; RELATED MEDIA: C4543_NS, C4575_NS, C590_NS, C593_NS, C593P_NS, C596_NS

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • PM 3, p. 31: REISNER, Mycerinus, pl. 63 [c], cf. 61 [a, b], p. 113 [38].

Photos 10

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.