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Tjenty as a scribe

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Seated scribe, cross-legged with hands on lap--right hand closed palm down, left hand open palm down. Traces of plaster coating and some color; black ink on hair, eyebrows, nipple and eye; blue and green ink around neck and wrists. Inscribed on lap and on front of base.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7946 G. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.776

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture