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Sculpture of queen

Two joining sculpted fragments of the hand. One piece shows detail of fingers, other piece shows part of wrist. Neg #, Alt # : A1025NS.

Provenance

From Giza. Temple of Pyramid III a, the Queen's Temple, Strata 5. 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 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 5 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2161

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture