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Fragments of limestone [relief] (Dynasty 4), [from various scenes, some] bearing part of name of Khufu, figures and hieroglyphs all in relief, originally colored (many fragments still bear traces of color): f) one fragment showing portion of cartouche of Khufu. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs. Illustration scale: 1:2

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-11-242f
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    [Street G 7000], debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b, [originally from chapel of G I-b]
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.9 cm Width: 11.5 cm Thickness: 3.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 24.2456
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/07/1924
  • Attested
    Khufu
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 3

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, p. 4, fig. 4.

Photos 3

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.