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Casing-stone

Description

Casing-stone in fine white limestone, from the Great Pyramid of Khufu, irregularly rhomboidal in shape: Ancient Egyptian, Lower Egypt, Giza, Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, reign of Khufu, c.2589-2566 BC

Museum reference

A.1955.176

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Casing-stone

Production information

Unknown
ANCIENT EGYPT

Date

Old Kingdom
4th Dynasty
Reign of Khufu

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Materials

Limestone

Physical description

Fine white limestone

Collection place

Great Pyramid, Giza, Lower Egypt, ANCIENT EGYPT

Associations

Previous owner: Dixon, Waynman, 1844 - 1930
Previous owner: Smyth, Charles Piazzi, 1819 - 1900
Previous owner: Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
King Khufu

Exhibitions

  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Nature, Nov 28 1872, pp. 71-72.

Nature, Dec 26, 1872, p. 146.

The Graphic, Dec 7, 1872, pp. 530, 545.

Lightbody, David Ian, 2016, ‘Biography of a Great Pyramid Casing Stone’, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture 1, pp. 39-56.

Piazzi Smyth, Charles, 1867a, ‘A Notice of Recent Measures at the Great Pyramid’, Transactions of the Royal Society Edinburgh XXIV, pp. 385-406.

Piazzi Smyth, Charles, 1867b, Life and Work at the Great Pyramid, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas).

Piazzi Smyth, Charles, 1874, Our inheritance in the Great Pyramid: including all the most important discoveries up to the present time (London: Isbister), pp. 489-492.

Piazzi Smyth, Charles, 1880, Our inheritance in the Great Pyramid: including all the most important discoveries up to the present time, 4th edition (London: Isbister), pp. 28, 29, 489-492.

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
World Cultures, Ancient Egypt Rediscovered

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