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Royal sculpture fragment

Parallel ridged patter fragment of queens statue as found on wig lappet

Provenance

From Giza, Temple of Pyramid III-a The Menkaura Queen's Temple Stratum 5. 1907: 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

Overall: 5.5 x 5.7 x 0.9 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2141

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture