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Fragment of Statue, probably King Khufu

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Two fragments of seated statuette of Khufu (?): (a) Fragment of right side of back and breast with right arm, clenched fist showing drill hole. Trace of support behind. Field Number 25-12-611 (b) Fragment of base with feet, showing trace of hand-drawn mark on left side. Field Number 25-12-612.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7000 Street, Upper Debris. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. December, 1925.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2613–2494 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: a.6.4 x 8.5 x 3.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall: b 4.4 x 5.8 x 6.3 cm (1 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.1509a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture