Babaef represented as a scribe

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5
2472–2458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 5230, pit G 5221 A

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 36 x 25.2 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.931a-c

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of seated scribe inscribed on front of base for the official Babaef.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 5230 (actually from pit G 5221 A, entrance to chamber [separated]). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition