False door from the tomb of Metjetji

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

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, Limestone, paint traces

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