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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between Harvard Camp and Khufu pyramid

Dimensions

Other: 6 x 7 x 4.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12-11-66

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Worked fragment of large scale sculpture, part of hand with part of a finger and fingernail on one surface, and rounded end of emblematic staff on an adjoining surface.

Provenance

From Giza. Picked up on surface between Harvard Camp and Khufu pyramid. 1912: 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