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Base of small gneiss statuette, seated male figure; lightly incised hieroglyphs on top and front of seat; missing from waist up, feet missing, edges chipped. [1910 no. 10 = published no. 42]

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.735
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / debris of court, I 395)
  • Material
    Gneiss
  • Dimensions
    Other:Height 17.1 x Width of throne 14.7 cm (6 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • 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. 1910: 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

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Grzymski, Krzysztof. "Royal Statuary." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 52.

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 38, 113.

Photos 3