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Granite statuette, figure of queen (?) standing with feet together, arms at sides with hands open and palms against thighs, and wearing full short wig parted in middle; badly battered, arms broken off, nose and mouth damaged, in three pieces. [1910 no. 4 = published no. 41 = 10-1-6]

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.728a-c
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / magazine III 18 and room I 318)
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    53.4 x 11.9 cm (21 x 4 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .534 H. .119 W.
  • 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. 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)
  • Remarks
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1910.

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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. 37, 113.

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