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Royal sculpture fragments

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I 19 upper

Dimensions

Other: 8.5 x 14.5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: 5.4 x 4.3 cm (2 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2172

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Four toes of a paw, possibly from a lion, in two pieces.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I 19, upper. 1910: 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