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Red limestone statuette of Menkaure, seated on a rectangular throne.

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_41977
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple
  • Material
    Red limestone
  • Dimensions
    19.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_08-7-14
  • Mycerinus publication number
    37
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/10550
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_7/19621
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Menkaure
  • 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_1/10550. The SR numbering was then ammended to the proper section 7 sequence, and this statuette was given number EMC_SR_7/19621.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Menkaure; RELATED SITE(S): Menkaure Valley Temple; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VIII_sp106LR; MFAB_C4544_NS; MFAB_C4576_NS; MFAB_C572_NS; MFAB_C573_NS; MFAB_C576_NS; MFAB_C577_NS; MFAB_C578_NS; MFAB_C580_NS; MFAB_C594_NS; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): HUMFA 08-7-14; Mycerinus publication number 37

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 11

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