Collections: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Statue of Metjetji

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    Statue of Metjetji

    • 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: 27 9/16 in. (70 cm) base: 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (35 x 4.5 x 17.5 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
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    • Accession Number: 53.222
    • Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Statue of Metjetji, ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E. Wood, painted, 27 9/16 in. (70 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 53.222. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 53.222_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Standing wooden statue of Methethy, frontal, arms at sides, left leg advanced, Curled black wig. Entire surface gessoed and painted. Kilt white, pleated area yellow, polychrome bead apron and belt. Wsh collar and additional necklace, both elaborately painted. Large and elaborate counterpoise on back of torso. Separate, base inscribed in two columns. Condition: Poor. Statue intact but gesso broken in many places. Surface missing as under chin and lower jaws. Left chest and shoulder broken as in portion of left strand of long necklace. Scattered portions of arms missing. Small areas lost from legs. Lower right side and back of kilt lost. Left foot detached. Base, inscribed with two columns, split lengthwise into two pieces.
    • Record Completeness: Best (82%)
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