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Statue of Metjetji

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Wood, painted
  • Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late V Dynasty-early VI Dynasty
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Height: 35 1/16 in. (89 cm) Base: 6 15/16 x 16 7/16 in. (17.7 x 41.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statue of Metjetji, ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E. Wood, painted, Height: 35 1/16 in. (89 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 50.77. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 50.77_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted and stuccoed standing wooden statue of the Overseer of the Bureau of Tentantry of the Court, Mtty (Methethy) on inscribed wooden base. Conventionalized composition with left leg advanced. Left arm extended with hand clasping long staff. Right arm hangs by side. Small black wig; two painted necklaces; white and yellow kilt with colored bead network painted on front of kilt. Condition: Both arms separate with most of stucco lost. Areas of stucco lost and broken on body and base. Staff broken in center but is complete. Nipples which were made separately and inserted are missing.
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