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Two fitting fragments of alabaster statue, forming four toes of lion's paw, possibly from a sphinx. [published no. 47a = 10-1-14]


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / room I 19 upper debris)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Other: 8.5 x 14.5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: 5.4 x 4.3 cm (2 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Previous Number
  • Previous Number
  • 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; 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

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pp. 37, 114, pl. 64c.

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