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Four joining fragments of coarse-grained black and white porphyry standing statuette, possibly of Menkaure (may belong with MFA 11.961); badly broken with head and thigh missing: a) two joined sections: base and feet joined to lower legs; b) torso fragment; c) fragment of striding leg. [published no. 40]

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.739a-c
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / scattered in remains of various mud brick rooms in court, I 312, I 319, I 395 [N of N wall of I 392])
  • Material
    Porphyry
  • Dimensions
    A: 15 x 10.3 x 15.3 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 in.) B: 10.7 x 12.5 x 8.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.) C: 8.6 x 3.8 x 7.8 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • 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)

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 38, 113, 268 (incorrectly attributed to I 310), 269, 271.

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