Cylinder seal inscribed for King Khafra (Chephren)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra (Chephre
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 4.4 x 2 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.962

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Names and titles of Khafra (Chephren); oxydized; broken and mended.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition