Menkaura royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Overall: 11.8 x 30.3 x 8.7 cm (4 5/8 x 11 15/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Fragment from colossal statue of first 3.5 toes of right foot and fragments of first 3 toes of left foot with finely incised toenails. The section containing the left foot toes is broken off but glued back into place on larger fragment. The fragment has a smooth and polished surface perpendicular to the surface level of the toes with a slight curve, part of base.
From Giza. Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition