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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dyn. 4, reign of Khafra or Menkaura
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7 x 2.2 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2057

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment with one sculpted, polished surface. Perhaps a deeply carved hieroglyph?

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley 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