Fragment of a magic knife (peseshkef) inscribed for Menkaura's mother, Khamerernebty I
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra (Chephre
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple
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.)
Medium or Technique
Egypt: Old Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 108)
Fine-grained; greenish colored; hieroglyphs on front; broken at both ends.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition