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Rock crystal left eye inlay from large statue; front highly polished; traces of copper around rim and of red color at back. (Copper frame = Eg.Inv.4712)

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1670
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / III 3)
  • Material
    Rock crystal
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: L. .04 m. W. .03 m. TH. .015 m.
  • 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. July 1908: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 114, no. 50a.