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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: 8.3 x 7.6 x 3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2058

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Three fragments, two glued together. Rectilinear fragments from part of right side and rounded corner of throne or base. Hieroglyphs of two baskets of vulture (not present) and cobra (on third, detached, piece).

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