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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: 23 x 30.5 x 18.7 cm (9 1/16 x 12 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1789

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Large fragment of colossal statue’s left foot. Ridges of last three toes are somewhat visible. Area of foot is surrounded by flat, smooth and polished surroundings which lead into outer edge of left side of statue base. Straight incised lines (2 in total) on flat area around foot and on base appear to be accidental

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