Egyptian. <em>Scribe and Official</em>, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment (Egyptian blue, indigo), 7 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 10 1/2 in., 5.5 lb. (18.4 × 3.8 × 26.7 cm, 2.49kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 49.18_PS9.jpg)

Scribe and Official


Medium: Limestone, pigment (Egyptian blue, indigo)

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 670-650 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 10 1/2 in., 5.5 lb. (18.4 × 3.8 × 26.7 cm, 2.49kg)



Accession Number: 49.18

Image: 49.18_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragment of limestone tomb relief. At left in raised relief, incomplete figure of seated man. In center, squatting scribe, body entirely frontal, facing left, holding in front of him a long palette. At right, large unidentified object (a misunderstood scribe's box?). Inscriptions in raised relief; left 'Stewart of the land of Lower Egypt'; center, 'Scribe of the gang of Lower Egypt?' Register division at top and bottom. Companion piece of 48.74 and 49.17. Remains of color on body of scribe and on hieroglyphs. Condition: Poor. Lower left area missing. Entire stone cracked and split along many fissures. Lower right area has surface deposit of salt. May have to be soaked for removal of salt. Photograph made of condition as received.

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