jan 1, 2580 BC - Seated Scribe
Painted limestone, copper,
Seated sculpted figure holding rolled papyrus and probably a pen that has since been lost.
Interestingly he is depicted in a more normal pose with normal features which contradicts most Egyptian art at that time that seemed to be more stylized. Probably because he is not of elite status. Although we know he’s important because he can read and write AND he had a sculpture made of him. Even the evidence that he’s a little pudgy gives us a clue that he probably ate well.
Meant to be seen from the front. Placed on the interior of the tomb, actually meant for the afterlife.
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