Statuette of a man

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, in front of mastaba G 4920


Other: 8.8 x 11 x 40.7 cm (3 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Standing statuette, arms at sides, on rectangular base. Uninscribed. Restored incorrectly from over 20 pieces. Joined with white plaster. Many pieces are joined to the wrong part of the body. Extremely poor restoration. Head missing as well as right side of upper body. 15-1-28 is base and front of foot only – other pieces have no numbers.


From Giza, in front of mastaba G 4920. 1915: 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