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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.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_1096
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, floor of second temple phase at west end of II-2
  • Material
    Diorite
  • Dimensions
    33.0 x 13.0 x 14.0 cm; 7080 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_41973
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15712
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-22
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • 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.