Incised stele fragments

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Width x Depth x Length: 12.5 x 5 x 7.8 cm (4 15/16 x 1 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.716

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

The fragments have an irregular break. The hieroglyphs are incised on raised panels. It may belong to Menkaura. It is broken and mended.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition