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Egyptian power couple

A king and his queen, forever in their prime, hold eternal secrets

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / November 22, 2011

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This sculpture of the Egyptian Old Kingdom ruler Menkaura, or Mycerinus, and his wife is one of the finest objects in the Museum of Fine Arts, and one of the greatest examples of Egyptian sculpture anywhere in the world. It was discovered in 1910 in the Valley Temple of Menkaura’s pyramid complex at Giza by the American archeologist George Reisner, leading a team from Harvard University and the MFA.

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KING MENKAURA (MYCERINUS) AND QUEEN At: Museum of Fine Arts.

617-267-9300,

www.mfa.org