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


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple, vestibule
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    113.0 x 51.5 x 70.0 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Catalogue General number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
  • Notes
    Discovered 1860
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Francois Auguste Ferdinand Mariette; Khafre; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_9; EMC_SR_2.15618; RELATED SITE(S): Khafre Valley Temple

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • PM 3, p. 21: BORCHARDT, Statuen, i, Bl. 3, pp. 9-10 with fig and text; HORNEMANN, Types, iii, pl. 700; MASPERO, Guide, p. 72 [163]; BORCHARDT in Ä .Z. xxxvi (1898), p. 3, text, p. 12.

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.