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Half of head through profile; limestone; broken at neck; face battered. From Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. I 307. Detailed wig; only part of the hair defined on the wig; nose broken. Two pieces joined.

Provenance

From Giza, Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: 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. Findspot Information: Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, I307 Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Content: 7.6 x 4 x 9.4 cm (3 x 1 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.738

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture