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Royal sculpture fragment

Sculpture fragment, one sculpted, polished surface fragment with parallel ridges, forms part of the edge of a nemes lappet. Good match for the Menkaura torso 11.3146 in E I, but does not directly join.


From Giza. Street E of mastaba G 4620, sand debris just above solid rock. (See 14-2-2, 14-2-3, 14-2-4). 1914: 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, 2520–2494 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Other: 7.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm (2 13/16 x 1 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World