Royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, MVT, I-317
Overall: 10 x 14.4 x 12.4 cm (3 15/16 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Large sculptural fragment of statuette’s midsection showing waistband of kilt, the kilt itself, decorated with a curving panel of diagonally-sloping ridges and a smooth panel. Tops of both legs visible as are smooth sides abutting kilt and rear of piece is rectilinear, flat surface.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-317. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition