Hand from a standing statue

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2184 E, in front of chamber I

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

35-9-28

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Well preserved left fist holding a cylindrical object. Traces of red paint preserved on palm. Covered in wax.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2184 E, in front of chamber I. 1935: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Found in box with 13.3460, 3464-5.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition