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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 8 x 1.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.2050

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment. Part of throne. Two flat, polished surfaces. One surface incised with hieroglyphs: cobra with traces of blue paint adhering. Part of ‘Nebty’ title.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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