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

Details

  • ID
    GEM_8993
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple, vestibule
  • Material
    Schist
  • Dimensions
    110.0 x 67.0 x 45.0 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Catalogue General number
    EMC_CG_17
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/14901
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
    Khafre
  • Notes
    Discovered 1860. Entry for EMC_CG_17 lists it as equivalent to EMC_JE_15212-bis; however, this is probably incorrect, as EMC_JE_15212-bis is described as having the head intact, while EMC_CG_17 (= GEM_8993) is missing the head.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Francois Auguste Ferdinand Mariette; Chephren/Khafre; RELATED SITE(S): Mortuary Temple of Khephren; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_17; EMC_SR_2.14901

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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.