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Statue of a seated scribe

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H 0.330

Accession Number

34.53

Medium or Technique

Red Granite

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Red granite seated scribe, uninscribed. Broken at waist but about complete. Face, and right knee damaged; front of base broken off. Apparently portrait of Seshemnefer I.

Provenance

From Giza G 2200 B. 1933: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition