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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dyn. 4, reign of Khafra or Menkaura
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Other: 8.5 x 10.4 x 2.2 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2051

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a rectilinear fragment, flat surface, part of throne or base. Two interior fragments are glued together, one smooth and polished frontal surface.

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