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Part of beard, chin and lower lip. Nearly covered with brownish paint. The wavy lines of the beard are very fine and vertical. Irregular fragment.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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, 2575–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 3.3 x 4.6 x thickest 1.1 cm (1 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3059

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture