lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2015

False door from the tomb of Metjetji

Metjetji had himself depicted no fewer than eight times on his false door. In the offering scene just above the door recess, he sits in front of an offering table with a large stock of unguent jars arranged for his use in sunken panels on either side.
False door from the tomb of Metjetji
Period: Old Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 5–6
Reign: reign of Unis or slightly later
Date: ca. 2353–2323 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Tomb of Metjetji
Medium: Limestone, paint traces
Dimensions: h. 109 cm (42 15/16 in); w. 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, 1964
Accession Number: 64.100
Met Museum

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