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Torso of diorite statue of Khafre; head, legs, and arms missing; uninscribed.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_9007
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple, Vestibule
  • Material
    Diorite
  • Dimensions
    51.0 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Catalogue General number
    EMC_CG_12
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15797
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Notes
    Discovered 1860
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Francois Auguste Ferdinand Mariette; Chephren/Khafre; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_12; EMC_SR_2.15797; RELATED SITE(S): Khafre Valley Temple

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • PM 3, p. 21: BORCHARDT, Statuen, i, Bl. 3, p. 13; see BORCHARDT in Ä.Z. xxxvi (1898), p. 3.

Photos 2

People 1

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.