Fragment of a magic knife (peseshkef) inscribed for Menkaura's mother, Khamerernebty I

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.2 x 4.7 x 0.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.766

Medium or Technique

Flint

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Fine-grained; greenish colored; hieroglyphs on front; broken at both ends.

Provenance

Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. January 1907, excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911, assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition