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Fragment of alabaster statue, part of lion's claw, possibly from a sphinx. [published no. 47b = 10-1-9]

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.2046
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Menkaure valley temple (MVT / under room I 10)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 3 x 6 x 5.5 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/16 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
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1910.

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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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