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Menkaura royal sculpture fragment

Fragment with two sculpted, polished surfaces. One side is mostly rectilinear with one upward sloping area, opposite side is slanted gently and smooth with very small area indicating a sculpted edge.

Provenance

From Giza. I/356, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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 Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.6 x 12.6 x 5 cm (2 3/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1999

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture