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Torso, head, and upper arms of seated statue of Menkaure, wearing nemes and uraeus.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_9017
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple, mud debris above III_18 at foot of walls of I-4
  • Material
    Granite or diorite
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 32.5 x 10.0 x 10.0 cm (probably incorrect); JE: 19 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_10-1-5
  • Mycerinus publication number
    36
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_41975
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15890
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1910. Records from the GEM seem to confuse this statue fragment with GEM_1096 (= EMC_JE_41973), giving the measements for that object.
  • Remarks
    ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): HUMFA_10-1-5; Mycerinus no. 36; EMC_SR_2/_15890; EMC_JE_41975; RELATED CONTITUENT(S): Menkaure, George Reisner; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; RELATED MEDIA: C2092_NS, C2092P_NS, C2092_NS, C2094P_NS, B607_NS, C2153_NS, C2154_NS, C2165_NS

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • REISNER, Mycerinus, pl. 62 [i, left], p. 113 [36]

Photos 9

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.