Fragmentary triad of Menkaura, Hathor and Nome god

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura

Dimensions

Overall: 81.5 x 62.5 x 33 cm, 204.1 kg (32 1/16 x 24 5/8 x 13 in., 450 lb.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal ): 77.5 x 51.1 x 63.5 cm (30 1/2 x 20 1/8 x 25 in.) Mount (Two flat stock rods): 5.1 x 73.7 x 1.3 cm (2 x 29 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.3147

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Figures of Menkaura, Hathor and a nome god. Fragment only; heads and feet missing; right of central figure, Menkaura, is female figure, Hathor, clutching hand of Menkaura with male Nome god to the left and slightly behind Menkaura; both males wear pleated kilts .

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition