User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Statuette of Queen Meresankh III

Start collecting

Base with feet, of statuette of Meresankh III. Two joining fragments: 27-5-3 (part of lower robe and legs) and 27-5-18 (part of base and feet). Substantial amount of pigment preserved. Note the figure wears a long cloak which overlaps in the front of the ankles. Goes with 30.1457b.


From Giza. 27-5-3 from radim in Room A G 7530 and 27-5-18 from radim in pit G 7530A. 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, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: H 17 x W 12.7 x D 16 cm (6 11/16 x 5 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World