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Torso of King Menkaura

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Travertine (Egyptian alabaster); broken and mended.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 31.8 x 46.4 x 19.7 cm (12 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.3146

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture