Statuette of Queen Meresankh III

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 27-5-3 radim RmA G 7530;27-5-18 rad. pt G 7530 A

Dimensions

Overall: H 17 x W 12.7 x D 16 cm (6 11/16 x 5 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1457a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Base with feet, of statuette of Meresankh III. Two joining fragments: 27-5-3 (part of lower robe and legs) and 27-5-18 (part of base and feet). Substantial amount of pigment preserved. Note the figure wears a long cloak which overlaps in the front of the ankles. Goes with 30.1457b.

Provenance

From Giza. 27-5-3 from radim in Room A G 7530 and 27-5-18 from radim in pit G 7530A. 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