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Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 14.6 x 14.2 cm (2 9/16 x 5 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1998

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment with 6 sculpted, polished surfaces. Two pieces glued together. Irregular shape, possibly part of body joining to base as several rectilinear surfaces meeting rounded areas would suggest.

Provenance

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