Seated figure of Tjetety

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2350–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Saqqara

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 39.5 x 12 x 23.5 cm (15 9/16 x 4 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.605

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Dynasties 6-11 (Gallery 105C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Tjetety, seated. Limestone. Name inscribed on front of base.

Provenance

From Saqqara, near the pyramid of King Teti. Early 1920s: excavated by Cecil Firth in the cemeteries around the royal pyramid; 1924: given to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte