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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: 2.1 x 2.5 x 7.4 cm (13/16 x 1 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2151

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of queen’s statue parallel ridge pattern as found on qig lappets. Giza photo reg 132043_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