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: 35.2 x 18.5 cm (13 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.730

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Granite; unfinished; second step of work; red guide lines for workman; good condition.

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.
(Accession Date: Marchh 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition