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Fragment of alabaster royal statue, portion of midsection of standing male figure from waistband to upper part of legs below kilt; kilt decorated with curving panel of diagonally-sloping ridges and smooth panel, sides abutting kilt smooth, rear of piece rectilinear. [published no. 46]

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1796
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 317)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 10 x 14.4 x 12.4 cm (3 15/16 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 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.

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 114 (incorrectly attributed to I 395), pl. 64i.

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