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Royal sculpture fragment

Large sculptural fragment of statuette's midsection showing waistband of kilt, the kilt itself, decorated with a curving panel of diagonally-sloping ridges and a smooth panel. Tops of both legs visible as are smooth sides abutting kilt and rear of piece is rectilinear, flat surface.


From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-317. 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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 10 x 14.4 x 12.4 cm (3 15/16 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World