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Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple


Overall: 23 x 30.5 x 18.7 cm (9 1/16 x 12 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Large fragment of colossal statue’s left foot. Ridges of last three toes are somewhat visible. Area of foot is surrounded by flat, smooth and polished surroundings which lead into outer edge of left side of statue base. Straight incised lines (2 in total) on flat area around foot and on base appear to be accidental


From Giza. Menkaura Valley Temple. 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