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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 16 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2076

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

From Giza. 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