Scribe

Statue of Pendua and his wife Nefertari

Statue of Pendua and Nefertari

This statuary group is representing the scribe Pendua and his wife Nefertari. The couple embrace in an unusual depiction, seated on a wide high-backed seat with their arms passing behind the other so that their...

Statue of Metri as a Scribe

Statue of Metri as a Scribe

The statue depicts Metri, an overseer of the scribes during the 6th Dynasty, sitting in the traditional pose of scribes with his legs crossed. He spreads a roll of papyrus on his lap and holds...

Statue of Nykara and his Family

Statue of Nykara and his Family

This family statue depicts Nykara, whose title is Scribe of the Granary, seated between the two standing figures of his wife and son. If Nykara were shown standing, his dimensions are such that he would...

Statue of Amenhotep, Son of Hapu

Statue of Amenhotep, Son of Hapu

Amenhotep, Son of Hapu was one of the most important officials from the reign of Amenhotep III, he was renowned throughout Egyptian history as an architect and a sage, and worshiped alongside Imhotep as a...

The Seated Scribe

The Seated Scribe

The Louvre’s scribe, known as the “Seated Scribe”, is indeed sitting cross-legged, his right leg crossed in front of his left. The white kilt, stretched over his knees, serves as a support. He is holding...

Statue of Horemhab as a Scribe

Horemhab was a royal scribe and general of the army under King Tutankhamun. He continued to serve during the reign of Aya and eventually succeeded Aya as king. This statue was made before Horemhab ascended...

Statue of Paramessu (Ramesses I) as a Scribe

This statue of Paramessu, who later became King Ramesses I, shows him in the classic pose of a seated scribe. Statues of this type are intended to depict a great man of letters, not just...

Statue of Nespaqashuty, Son of Nespamedou

In this well modeled and polished statue, the vizier Nespaqashuty is depicted as a scribe. He is seated with crossed legs on the pedestal, but with neither a roll of papyrus nor a pen. He...

Statue of a Seated Scribe

Statue of a Seated Scribe

This seated scribe statue is considered to be the icon of all scribe statues and one of the most important symbols of sculpture at the Egyptian Museum. It is called the “Cairo Scribe” and is...