Menkaura royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Overall: 13.4 x 10.6 x 9 cm (5 1/4 x 4 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Large sculpted fragment of knee of statue, two pieces glued together. Finely modeled structure of bones and muscles clearly visible. Small rounded protrusion at top of knee is likely from end of middle finger of left hand resting on thigh.
From Giza. Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition