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Fist and wrist fragment from a royal sculpture

One sculpted polished surface fragment fist and wrist holding object in fist. Photo # 01026

Provenance

Menkaura Valley Temple.From Giza. 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

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 6.6 x 2.5 cm (1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

47.1986

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture