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Hand from a standing statue

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Well preserved left fist holding a cylindrical object. Traces of red paint preserved on palm. Covered in wax.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2184 E, in front of chamber I. 1935: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Found in box with 13.3460, 3464-5.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

35-9-28

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture