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Statue of Metjetji

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Wooden standing painted figure of Metjetji on its inscribed original base. He wears a black short wig. He wears a kilt with a tab. Both arms are hanging down with clenched fists, which are holding steinkern. The left foot strides forward. There are remains of plaster covering the surface of...

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Provenance

From Egypt. By 1947: with Meguid Sameda, Cairo; 1947: puchase by the MFA for $4000. (Accession date: Nov-13-1947)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5 or early Dynasty 6, 2400–2300 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 80 x 17.8 x 44.5 cm (31 1/2 x 7 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1455

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture