Unfinished statuette of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura

Dimensions

Height x width: 25.5 x 8.2 cm (10 1/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.724

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Reddish limestone; unfinished; valuable for notches showing law of frontality; good condition; figure seated with its right hand and arm more prominant in a fist with left hand open and palm down on knee.

Provenance

From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition