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Head of alabaster statue of Menkaure


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    34 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Mycerinus publication number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Object Ownership Information
    Port Said National Museum
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1908. Incorrectly identified in Porter-Moss as EMC_JE_40704. Now in Port Said National Museum.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Menkaure; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VIII_sp065LR; MFAB_A251_NS; MFAB_A252_NS; MFAB_C550_NS; MFAB_A280_NS; MFAB_A281_NS; MFAB_A282_NS; MFAB_A283_NS; MFAB_A284_NS; MFAB_AAW1029_NS; MFAB_B389_NS; MFAB_B390_NS; MFAB_B391_NS; MFAB_B392_NS; MFAB_B393_NS; MFAB_B394_NS; MFAB_B395_NS; MFAB_B396_NS; MFAB_B397_NS; MFAB_B398_NS; MFAB_B399_NS; MFAB_B400_NS; MFAB_B401_NS; MFAB_B402_NS; MFAB_B403_NS; MFAB_B404_NS; MFAB_B405_NS; MFAB_B406_NS; MFAB_B407_NS; MFAB_B408_NS; MFAB_B409_NS; MFAB_B410_NS; MFAB_B411_NS; MFAB_B412_NS; MFAB_B413_NS; MFAB_B414_NS; MFAB_B415_NS; MFAB_B415P_NS; MFAB_B416_NS; MFAB_C13183_NS; MFAB_C4545_NS; MFAB_C4563_NS; PDM_1999.015.09; PDM_1999.015.11; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): HUMFA_08-7-18; Mycerinus publication number 22

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1931.

Photos 45

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.