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Diorite statue of Khafre, seated on a chair with lion's heads; head, feet, and arms are missing. Decorated with the unification sign on the two sides of the chair, inscribed with cartouche.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple, vestibule
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    120.0 x 60.0 x 60.0 cm; 1209000 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Catalogue General number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Chephren/Khafre; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_10; EMC_SR_2.15796; EMC_JE_15211_bis

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Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.