Royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Other: 3.3 x 4.6 x thickest 1.1 cm (1 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Part of beard, chin and lower lip. Nearly covered with brownish paint. The wavy lines of the beard are very fine and vertical. Irregular fragment.
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