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Head of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)

Egyptian
2490–2472 B.C.


Country of Origin, for Customs, Egypt, , Object Place for Label, Findspot, Giza

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 29.2 x 19.6 x 21.9 cm (11 1/2 x 7 11/16 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.203

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Alabaster; the work shows Menkaura as a prince; uraeus and beard broken and mended; nose perfect.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1908: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1909: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: May 17, 1909)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition