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Royal sculpture fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, MVT, I-317

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 14.4 x 12.4 cm (3 15/16 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1796

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Large sculptural fragment of statuette’s midsection showing waistband of kilt, the kilt itself, decorated with a curving panel of diagonally-sloping ridges and a smooth panel. Tops of both legs visible as are smooth sides abutting kilt and rear of piece is rectilinear, flat surface.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-317. 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