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Fragment of alabaster (fine grained, wavy lined) royal statue, possibly of Menkaure, part of face; broken below eyes, nose battered, beard broken off and broken at neck, traces of red paint inside nostrils. [1910 no. 5 = published no. 24a]


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / above III 12)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 12.3 x 11 x 6 cm (4 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911).

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 37, 112, pl. 64b.

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