Head of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
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.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Out on Loan
On display at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017
Alabaster; the work shows Menkaura as a prince; uraeus and beard broken and mended; nose perfect.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition