Upper part of scribe statuette

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 11.3 x 11.1 x 6.4 cm (4 7/16 x 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard limestone

Out on Loan

Out On Loan


The Ancient World



Upper portion of a small statue of a scribe. He wears a shoulder-length wig that covers the upper portion of the ears. The eyes slant slightly downward at the insides, and lack a cosmetic line extension. The eyebrows are indicated in relief. The scribe’s advanced age and propsperity are indicated by three fold of fat beneath his breast. A scribe’s palette hangs over his proper left shoulder.


By 1979: with Nicoloas Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from N. Koutoulakis May 16, 1979.

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund