University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:E14259E
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Sedment
Locus: Tomb 2111, Tomb of Khentkhety
Period: First Intermediate Period
Date Made: 2130 - 1980 BC
Early Date: -2131
Late Date: -1979
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Scribe
Credit Line:Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921

Description

Wooden male figure, seated in the central portion of the granary, looking down into the courtyard. On his lap is a writing board, painted white. Both hands are positioned above the board, but the right hand is posed to indicate writing. Kilt is painted white, skin is red, and hair is black. The figure also wears the painted white sash of a lector priest across his chest, extending from his right flank, to his left shoulder.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display (23 Feb 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Brunton, Guy, and Petrie, William M. 1924. Sedment.. London. Vol. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7; Pl. XXView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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