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Block of limestone bas relief of [GLYPHS] [nfr Hb wr ?] Neferhebwer (?), with cartouche of Khafre


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    1.27 x 0.6 m
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Attested
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Owner
  • Notes
    Listed as "from the tomb of Neferhebwer"; Hassan (Giza VII p. 306) suggests it was found in the area around the sphinx.
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_IV_Sp098-099lr; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Neferhebwer; Khafre

Full Bibliography

  • Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Giza VIII. 1936_1937. The Great Sphinx and its Secrets. Historical Studies in the Light of Recent Excavations. Cairo, Government Press, Cairo: 1953, p. 306

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Attested
    • 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.
  • Neferhebwer

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_IV_Sp098-099LR

Institutions 1