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Khafra or Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

Large fragmetn of "tail" of wig with ten segmented sections. Possibly from colossal statue of Menkaura.

Provenance

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

Other: 4.3 x 11 x 1.6 cm (1 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2080

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture