Base of statuette of Menkaura (Mycerinus)

Egyptian
Old KIngdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Other:Height 17.1 x Width of throne 14.7 cm (6 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.735

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Gneiss. Small seated statuette on square throne. Lightly incised hieroglyphs on flat part of throne and front of throne. Missing from waist up; feet missing; edges chipped. From Photo Reister: “Base fragment of statuette (1910) no. 10 (= published no. 42) from Menkaura valley temple.”

Provenance

Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition