Fragments of a reclining Anubis

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: (a) .144 H. x .134 W. / (b) .112 H. x .086 W.

Accession Number

11.721a-b

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rear part of figure, and section of head and neck only; much battered. Beautiful work.

Provenance

Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, room (II/III) 2. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition