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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: 3.2 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.2059

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment with one flat surface, part of throne or base. Incised vertical line to left of ‘ka’ arms hieroglyph.

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