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Royal sculpture fragments

Four toes of a paw, possibly from a lion, in two pieces.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I 19, upper. 1910: 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, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 8.5 x 14.5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: 5.4 x 4.3 cm (2 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2172

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture