<em>Seated Statue of Nakhtsaes</em>, ca. 2371–2298 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 24 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (62.2 x 26 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.22E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.22E_front_PS1.jpg)

Seated Statue of Nakhtsaes

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2371–2298 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 24 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (62.2 x 26 x 42.5 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.22E

Image: 37.22E_front_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Seated limestone statue of Nakhtsais bearing relief representations on the sides of the chair. Nakhtsais wears a short kilt. His left hand is palm down on his left knee; his right hand, rolled in a fist, rests upon his right knee. The seat's plinth is rounded in the front. The rear of the seat extends up to chest level. On the front of the seat there are two columns of hieroglyphs which run down onto the top of the plinth. To the left of the legs is an inscription, as well as to the right. In a rectangular panel on the left side of the seat there is a representation in raised relief of a standing nude boy and girl and two texts. On the opposite side in raised relief is a scribe holding a papyrus and pen. He is identified as the "Scribe Sekhemka." These figures are painted the red used for human figures. The hieroglyphs accompanying them are done in black. The seat is black and the hieroglyphs on the front are green. The figure bears traces of red paint.

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