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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 17.8 x 18 cm (2 3/4 x 7 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1784

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment from colossal statue’s right foot showing half of fourth toe and all of last toe. Smooth polished area continues to form edge with outer right side of statue base. Incised toenail shown.

Provenance

From Giza. Menkaura Valley Temple. 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