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Pair statue of Queens Hetepheres II and Meresankh III

Egyptian
2490–2472 B.C.


Country of Origin, for Customs, Egypt, , Object Place for Label, Findspot, Giza

Dimensions

Height x width: 59.3 x 26.5 cm (23 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1456

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Standing figures of Meresankh III and Hetepheres II. Inscription incised on base between the two, giving names and titles of the queens. In many fragments, incomplete. Traces of color. Right and shorter figure with black ink on hair, eyes, eyebrows embraced by the left arm of left and taller figure with a wig.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7530-G 7540 (Meresankh III). 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: April 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition