Statuette and fragments

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 4140 from debris filling the chapel

Dimensions

a: 13-11-38 feet 7.3 x 14 x 19.2 cm (2 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 7 9/16 in.) b 13-11-36 body fragments (largest): 4.7 x 7.5 x 5 cm (1 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5637

Medium or Technique

White limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

13-11-38 =2 feet on base in two joining pieces.
13-11-36 =missing torso and legs of a skirted seated male, apparently with his hand resting on his knees. This is not present. The whole is in bad preservation.
13-11-36 =miscellaneous fragments from the upper body
13-11-37=clenched hand attached to wrist
13-11-36 and 13-11-37 and 13-11-38 are all fragments from the same statue

Provenance

From Giza, 4140 from debris filling the chapel. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–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