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Statuette of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)

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Striding king in shendyt-kilt, name and zigzag decoration inscribed on belt; details incised on kilt; discolored with black. Head, arms missing; right leg restored in plaster and toned to blend. Beautiful work.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura (Mycer, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.9 x 3.4 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.280a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture