One of six panels from the Mastaba of Hesy-Ra …

One of six panels from the Mastaba of Hesy-Ra at Saqqara, a high official of King Djoser who was Chief of Dentists and Physicians as well as holding other titles. He carries the tools of a scribe in his left hand. The scepter in his right hand symbolizes his authority. Wood, height :115 cms. Old Kingdom, 3rd Dynasty, ca. 2686-2613 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.