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Weathered alabaster hand from statuette, nearly complete, only portion of thumb missing. Long fingers and nail detailing shown in incision.

Provenance

From Giza, Isis temple, Room H. 1926; 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, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 6.3 x 10.6 x 4.4 cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-130

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture