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Fragment of alabaster royal statue, first three and half toes of right foot and portion of first three toes of left foot (finely incised toenails), smooth and polished surface perpendicular to surface level of toes with slight curve, part of base; section containing left foot toes broken off but glued back into place on larger fragment, right foot of this piece completed by 47.1784.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1786
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 11.8 x 30.3 x 8.7 cm (4 5/8 x 11 15/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
  • 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. 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
    Portion of base with feet of alabaster statue (composed of multiple fragments): MFA 47.1784 + MFA 47.1786 + MFA 47.1787 + MFA 47.1788 + MFA 47.1789.

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