Unfinished statuette of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

height x width (throne): 44 x 17.5 cm (17 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.733a-c

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Anorthosite gneiss; unfinished; cutting farther advanced in fourth step of work; broken; slightly chipped.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition