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.