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Fragment of a lion

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, N of steps of G 7101

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 9 x 10.5 cm (1 3/4 x 3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2757

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of (lion) statue base; shows design in relief of flower or bottom of papyrus thicket (?).

Provenance

From Giza, N of steps of G 7101, 1924: 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