Royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Other: 16 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This is a rectilinear fragment with a flat surface which is part of throne. One flat surface has an incised plant motif with three stems of a lotus or papyrus in large scale with traces of blue paint. There is one finished adjoining edge with an incised borderline.
From Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition