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Royal sculpture fragment

Three fragments, two glued together. Rectilinear fragments from part of right side and rounded corner of throne or base. Hieroglyphs of two baskets of vulture (not present) and cobra (on third, detached, piece).


From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 8.3 x 7.6 x 3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World