Model scribe from a procession of offering bearers

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1926 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 23 x 5 x 7 cm (9 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11769

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Statuette of a scribe striding forward, carrying his scribal tools under his left arm. He has short-cropped hair and wears a long white kilt.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb of Djehutynakht, tomb 10, shaft A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 1915; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition