<em>Statue of Metjetji</em>, ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, pigment, alabaster, obsidian, copper alloy, Height: 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.1_view1_SL1.jpg)

Statue of Metjetji

Medium: Wood, gesso, pigment, alabaster, obsidian, copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2371-2288 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Height: 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)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 51.1

Image: 51.1_view1_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing wooden statue of Mtty (Methethy). Conventional pose, left leg advanced, left arm pendant at side, right hand clutches fold of long pleated skirt with thumb on inner side of fold. Hair (no headdress) indicated by black paint. Eyes inlaid in obsidian and alabaster outlined in copper. Only clothing is long gesso skirt with flaring triangular front, horizontally pleated. Rectangular base with incised inscription in two lines across front of top surface. Condition: Most of gesso lost from kilt. Some cracks in wood, especially on left side of face and hands. Body was painted light red, hair black. Feet considerably decayed.

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