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Fragment of alabaster royal statue (queen); part of vulture headdress. [published no. 8a = 10-3-00]


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Subsidiary pyramid G III-a temple (MQT / room 9, stratum 5)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Other: 3.7 x 10.7 x 4.1 cm (1 7/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • 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; 1913: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1910.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Fay, Biri. "Royal Women as Represented in Sculpture during the Old Kingdom. Part II: Uninscribed Sculptures." In Christiane Ziegler, ed. L'art de l'ancien empire égyptien. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 1999, pp. 104, 131, fig. 14.

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "The Menkaure Dyad(s)." In Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005. Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 123, note 55 (incorrectly listed as 13.508).

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 56, 108, pl. 17d.

Photos 1