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Pair statue of Queens Hetepheres II and Meresankh III

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Standing figures of Meresankh III and Hetepheres II. Inscription incised on base between the two, giving names and titles of the queens. In many fragments, incomplete. Traces of color. Right and shorter figure with black ink on hair, eyes, eyebrows embraced by the left arm of left and taller...

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Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 7530-G 7540. 1927: 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 Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 59.3 x 26.5 cm (23 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1456

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture