Pair statue of Queens Hetepheres II and Meresankh III

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. 1927: 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

Pair statue of Queens Hetepheres II and Meresankh III

  • Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.
Findspot
Giza, Egypt
Dimensions
Height x width: 59.3 x 26.5 cm (23 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Limestone
Classification
Sculpture
Accession Number
30.1456
On view
Egypt: Old Kingdom - 108

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