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Unfinished statuette of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)

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Reddish limestone; unfinished; valuable for notches showing law of frontality; good condition; figure seated with its right hand and arm more prominant in a fist with left hand open and palm down on knee.

Provenance

From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura. 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, 2490–2472 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 25.5 x 8.2 cm (10 1/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.724

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture