Fragment of fine-grained alabaster statuette depicting a king with false beard, possibly Menkaura (Mycerinus). Broken below eyes and at neck & beard; nose battered. Traces of red paint inside nostrils.
From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura Pyramid Complex. March 2, 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. (Accession date: March 2, 1911).
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.