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Striding statuette of Menkaura (?)

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

A: 15 x 10.3 x 15.3 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 in.) B: 10.7 x 12.5 x 8.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.) C: 8.6 x 3.8 x 7.8 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.739a-c

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Four joining coarse-grained black and white porphyry fragments of the standing statuette of (Menkaura?); badly broken with head and thighs missing.
a) Two joined sections: the base & feet joined to the lower legs (Marked MVT I-319);
b) Torso fragment;
c) Fragment of striding leg.
Another joining fragment is 11.961.

Provenance

From Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, found scattered in court debris (one fragment is marked I 319). 1911: 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