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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

Other: 7.2 x 12.2 x 4.4 cm (2 13/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.2052

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear Fragment, Flat surface, part of throne or base. Two flat finished adjoining surfaces from right edge of sculpture, small traces of blue fill. Hieroglyphs: Nebty, traces of cobra and vulture on Neb Baskets.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycernus) Pyramid Temple. 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