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Royal sculpture fragment

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Temple of Pyramid III-a The Queen's Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 9.4 x 7 cm (1 x 3 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.2145

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculpted fragment of queen’s statue with parallel ridge patter as found on front wig, lappet of tri-partite. Giza photo reg. 13 2043 - NS (alt#10-3-00)

Provenance

From Giza, Temple of Pyramid III-a The Menkaura Queens Temple, Stratum 5. 1907: 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