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
- Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late V Dynasty-early VI Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 24 3/16 in. (61.5 cm) Base: 12 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 in. (31.8 x 13 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 51.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statue of Metjetji, ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E. Wood, gessoed and painted; alabaster, obsidian, copper, 24 3/16 in. (61.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)