Lower part of seated statue of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura
Overall ((A) Lower half of figure and seated throne): 110.5 x 53.3 x 124.5 cm, 793.79 kg (43 1/2 x 21 x 49 in., 1750 lb.) Block ((B) feet and front part base): 28.6 x 52.1 x 33.7 cm (11 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.) Mount (Steel pallet with a two layers of 3/8 low /1/2 high density pads): 15.2 x 69.9 x 113 cm (6 x 27 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)
Throne with upper part of the seated figure missing from waist up; base broken; finely cut hieroglyphs on throne showing two falcons on the upper portion and two kneeling figures grasping a “sema” on the lower portion of the both the right and left side surfaces of thrown; rear surface of thrown showing large “sema”; front surface of throne inscribed.
From Giza, Valley temple of Menkaura. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1909: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: May 17, 1909)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition