Pair statue of Queens Hetepheres II and Meresankh III
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7530-G 7540
Overall: 59.3 x 26.5cm (23 3/8 x 10 7/16in.) Weight: 70 lb. (31.75 kg)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition