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Fragment of alabaster royal statue (sculpted polished surface), part of left chest with portion of nemes lappet; does not belong with 34.52a.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_34.52b
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    S of mastaba G 2370, surface debris (?)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Other: 8.7 x 5.7 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Date of Register Entry
    2520–2494 B.C.
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1933 (?): Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    MFA 34.52b may be any one of a number of poorly described (in object register) fragments of alabaster statues found in area E and S of G 2370, or it may be an unregistered fragment.

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, p. 54, cat. 3.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 34.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 42.

Photos 1