Royal sculpture fragment

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 5110

Dimensions

Other: 16.4 x 12.2 x 3.8 cm (6 7/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14-12-49.45

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Throne fragment, two finished edges. Hieroglyphs for “Djet”, forever incised with traces of blue fill. Lower right corner bordered by black painted lines forming right angle and wide incised line on the right.

Provenance

From Giza. Mastaba G 5110. 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