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Royal sculpture fragment

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and abou

Dimensions

Other: 6 x 5.4 x 2.1 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2124

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Throne fragment, two finished exterior edges, incised netcher sign. Facing right. One edge is part of seat where seat meets throne. From angle of seat this is clearly from left side of throne.

Provenance

From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A, and in G 2382 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition