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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: 13.8 x 22.5 x 18.9 cm (5 7/16 x 8 7/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1788

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Large irregularly shaped fragment of colossal statue consisting of the instep of the right foot, a completely flat section in between the feet and a small area of the left foot’s instep.

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