Statuette of a Scribe

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117

This statuette depicts a seated scribe with a scroll of papyrus across his lap. His kilt is drawn tightly around his knees to create a flat surface on which to write. He would have held a reed brush in his right hand and would have unrolled the papyrus with his left hand. The deep wrinkles across his chest indicate that he is no longer a young man.

Statuette of a Scribe, Serpentinite

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