Seated Scribe

Seated Scribe

Date ca. 2400 BCE

Movement Egyptian | Old Kingdom | 4th Dynasty (?)

Medium Painted limestone

Dimensions height 21”

Provenance Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt

Housed at Musée du Louvre, Paris



Elite male officials were either depicted in their youth as physically fit, or, like this Seated Scribe, clearly representing the fact that, given his high status, he had others to do his physical labor for him.