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Unfinished diorite (?) statue of Menkaure, seated on a rectangular throne.


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple
  • Material
    Diorite (?)
  • Dimensions
    34 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Mycerinus publication number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Owner
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1910. A large portion of Special Register section 7 (volumes 13-16) was originally misnumbered, with the object numbers following in sequence from section 1 volume 4; these numbers have thus been given EMC_SR_1 prefixes, despite being recorded in section 7. Hence this statuette is EMC_SR_1/11924. The SR numbering was then ammended to the proper section 7 sequence, and it was given number EMC_SR_7/20996.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Menkaure; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VIII_sp106LR; MFAB_C2125_NS; MFAB_C2129_NS; MFAB_C2131_NS; MFAB_C4554_NS; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): HUMFA_10-1-20; Mycerinus publication number 9

Tombs and Monuments 1

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.

Institutions 1