Relief depicting the head of a scribe
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- late reign of Mentuhotep II or later
- ca. 2010–2000 B.C. or ca. 2000–1981 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Dagi (TT 103, MMA 807), MMA excavations, 1911–12
- Limestone, paint
- H. 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in); W. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
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.