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Diorite seated statue of Khafre. Photograph: yes.


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Khafre Valley Temple, in well in vestibule
  • Material
    CG: Dark grey diorite with white and yellowish veins and flecks; JE: green breccia
  • Dimensions
    CG: 1.68 m; JE: 1.72 m
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Owner
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    Found 1860. Material of this statue is variously referred to as diorite, green breccia, and anorthosite gneiss.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Khafre; RELATED SITE(S): Khafre Pyramid Temple; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_II_sp086-087LR; EMC_CG_000001-000380_015LR; EMC_CG_000001-000380_017LR; EMC_CG_000001-000380_Pl004LR; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_10062

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Borchardt, Ludwig. Statuen und Statuetten von Konigen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 1: Text und Tafeln zu Nr. 1-380. Catalogue General des Antiquites Egyptiennes du Musee du Caire 53. Berlin: Reichsdruckerei, 1911, p. 13.

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "The Names of Menkaure." In Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz, Edyta Kopp, and Daniel Takács, eds. 'The Perfection that Endures... ': Studies on Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Warsaw: Department of Egyptology - Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, 2018, pp. 120-122; plate XXII.1.

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.

Institutions 1