Tjenty as a scribe

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7946 G

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.776

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated scribe, cross-legged with hands on lap–right hand closed palm down, left hand open palm down. Traces of plaster coating and some color; black ink on hair, eyebrows, nipple and eye; blue and green ink around neck and wrists. Inscribed on lap and on front of base.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7946 G. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition