Babaef II

Babaef (named after another reading Chnumbaef ) was an ancient Egyptian prince of the 4th dynasty during the Old Kingdom. He was probably a son of Duaenre and thus a grandson of king (Pharaoh) Chephren. During the reign of Shepseskaf, the last ruler of the 4th dynasty, he held the post of vizier and was thus the highest official to the king.

His grave

Babaef part of the mastaba G 5230 on the western cemetery of the pyramid of Cheops. She seems never to have been decorated but contained at least thirteen statues and more statues of the deceased who were either totally or partly found in fragments. The statues were made ​​of black granite, red granite, alabaster and limestone. You are now in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Also a sarcophagus of red granite, which is presently located in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo seems originally to have come from here.