Menkaura royal sculpture fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Overall: 6.5 x 14.6 x 14.2 cm (2 9/16 x 5 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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