Seated Pair Statuette

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122

This statuette depicts a man and a woman sitting side by side, supporting each other's back with their arms. The man is dressed in a modishly long tunic under a fringed sash-kilt and the woman wears a fashionable wrap-around dress knotted just below her breasts. Their stools are represented in almost as great detail as their clothing and coiffures. The seat of the man's stool is woven and its legs enclose a lattice bracing. The woman sits on a different stool with flared legs, as often appears in seated pair statues of this period. Such statues were usually placed in a niche at the tomb or at a chapel.

Seated Pair Statuette, Serpentinite

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.