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Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 11.8 x 30.3 x 8.7 cm (4 5/8 x 11 15/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1786

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment from colossal statue of first 3.5 toes of right foot and fragments of first 3 toes of left foot with finely incised toenails. The section containing the left foot toes is broken off but glued back into place on larger fragment. The fragment has a smooth and polished surface perpendicular to the surface level of the toes with a slight curve, part of base.

Provenance

From Giza. Menkaura Valley Temple. 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