Statue of Metjetji

Wood and gesso with paint, copper, alabaster and obsidian | 31.6 x 6.4 x 15.3in | c. 2375-2345 B.C.E.

Egyptian Artist

Never meant for pleasurable public viewing in a museum, this sculpture was religious in character and would have been seen by few Egyptians. It comes from a mastaba, a funerary complex for the elite of 3rd-millennium B.C.E. Egypt. The deceased was bu...
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