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Royal sculpture fragment

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Throne fragment, one finished exterior edge, two joining pieces. Incised hieroglyphs. "Neswt Bity" and disc. facing right.

Provenance

From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A, and in G 2382 A. 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 Khafra, 2520–2494 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 18.7 x 7.7 x 2.2 cm (7 3/8 x 3 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2116

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture