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Fragment of a triad

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Hand on knee. See 12-12-44, 12-12-84, 24-12-365, 11.699, and Eg.Inv.3680-3711.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 2385, room F (originally from the Menkaura Valley Temple). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2532–2510 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 10.5 x 2.6 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

12-12-44

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture