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I have found an interesting limestone sarcophagi at Giza dated to the 4th Dynasty:


Its lid has a panther skin relief on top:


You can view details in close up here:Sarcophagus.

This sarcophagus is uninscribed, but attributed nonetheless to a courtier of the 4th Dynasty. It is found in the Eastern Cemetery, G 7330-7340: pit G 7340 X. I will have to research this further, but the EC is attributed to Khufu though there are several mastabas that date to the 5th-6th Dynasties which may be relevant to its actual provenance.

We can see there are incised vertical lines at the top edge similar to Vyse's drawing of Menkaure's corniced lid and a similar but noticeably different (top right) triangular pattern painted on the top edge and another ovoid pattern below it not noted on Menkaure's. As an aside I would note that this to me is the most stunning and detailed depiction of this building which was obviously a real building at one time and of the utmost importance to the AE leading back to even before the Dynastic state.

Again, no corniced lid but rather one typical of the OK. Given the discrepancy of eras with corniced lids as noted, one has to suspect Vyse arbitrarily extended imaginary lines to his recreation of the lid where otherwise it was probably originally like Meresankh III.

At least we can establish some kind of triangle pattern to the OK, but it is not the same as what is on Menkaure's and does not extend to the corners and bottom. It is also painted on and left unfinished leaving one to question the provenance of the paint job. This building was obviously very particular so it seems unusual Menkaure would have depicted it differently than everyone else having features in places that seemingly did not otherwise exist. Interesting as well in this example, it is painted which if done in the same manner on Menkaure's sarcophagus would seem quite bush league for a pharaoh. It also has a rough edged border on the bottom, not a triangle pattern, which is common.

So now that something similar has been found the question is how to reconcile between the two?

Post Edited (20-Jul-15 01:39)

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