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Royal sculpture fragment

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Fragment with one sculpted, polished surface, incised vertical lines follow slight curvature of piece, from wig.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-301. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka, 2520–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm (1 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1794

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture