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Fragment of alabaster royal statue, portion of left foot; ridges of last three toes somewhat visible, area of foot surrounded by flat smooth and polished surface leading to outer edge of left side of base; joins 47.1787 and 47.1788; two incised straight lines on flat area around foot and on base appear to be accidental, old adhesive residue visible.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1789
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 23 x 30.5 x 18.7 cm (9 1/16 x 12 x 7 3/8 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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