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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 (Mycerinus) Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Other: 10.8 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2054

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 surfaces with outside edge and incised “Ka” Hieroglyph, Large scale.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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