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Khafra or Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 1.7 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm (11/16 x 1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2079

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Tip of uraeus from headdress of colossal statue, possibly from that of Menkaura. Two incised circles for eyes on either side of head.

Provenance

From Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition