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Royal sculpture fragment

Worked fragment of large scale sculpture, part of hand with part of a finger and fingernail on one surface, and rounded end of emblematic staff on an adjoining surface.


From Giza. Picked up on surface between Harvard Camp and Khufu pyramid. 1912: 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: 6 x 7 x 4.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World