Statue of Metjetji
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 5 to early Dynasty 6
Height: 35 1/16 in. (89 cm)
Base: 6 15/16 x 16 7/16 in. (17.7 x 41.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Statue of Metjetji, ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, Height: 35 1/16 in. (89 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 50.77. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.77_SL1.jpg)
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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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