From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Dagi (TT 103, MMA 807), MMA excavations, 1911–12
H. 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in); W. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in)
Rogers Fund, 1912
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107
This regularly shaped piece of relief-decorated limestone was most probably inserted into a larger block in order to repair an irregularity or damaged area. Preserved is the face of a scribe who has tucked his writing brush behind his ear.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1911-12. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.