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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between mastabas G 5100 and G 5230

Dimensions

Other: 5.2 x 3.2 x 4.1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1693.2

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculpture fragment, two pieces joined, beard with horizontal parallel ridges. Part of Smith’s reconstruction.

Provenance

From Giza. Between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230 W [(=mastaba)], sand in floor of debris, strip 2. 1914: 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