Statue of Metjetji
Metjetji, the subject of this statue, is shown in later life, with the long kilt of a senior official and, as viewed from the side, a rather flabby torso. The expensive addition of inlaid stone eyes with copper rims suggests that this one was considered the most important of Metjetji's statues. A large head, big eyes, and very long fingers often appear on statues of this time; here they seem to suggest wisdom and maturity.
- Medium: Wood, gessoed and painted; alabaster, obsidian, copper
- Geographical Location: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late V Dynasty-early VI Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm)
base: 12 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 in. (31.8 x 13 x 5.1 cm)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-3, ECAMEA-3G31
- Accession Number: 51.1
- Image: 51.1_view2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 0,