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Striding statuette of Menkaura (?)

Four joining coarse-grained black and white porphyry fragments of the standing statuette of (Menkaura?); badly broken with head and thighs missing. a) Two joined sections: the base & feet joined to the lower legs (Marked MVT I-319); b) Torso fragment; c) Fragment of striding leg. Another...

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Provenance

From Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, found scattered in court debris (one fragment is marked I 319). 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–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

Accession Number

11.739a-c

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture