Category: scribe

Relief depicting a scribe Detail of a wall ca…

Relief depicting a scribe

Detail of a wall carving from the Mastaba of Akhethotep, who was senior court official during the rules of

Djedkare Isesi and Unas. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Statue of a scribe and priest of the god Tho…

Statue of a scribe and priest of the god Thoth carrying a baboon

From Ashmunein (ancient Hermopolis)

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Now in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

amntenofre: the scribe’s cat

amntenofre:

the scribe’s cat

Relief depicting scribes at work, detail of …

Relief depicting scribes at work, detail of a wall carving from the memphite Tomb of Horemheb. New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, ca. 1323-1295 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Scribes record crop in harvest scene, detail o…

Scribes record crop in harvest scene, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Menna (TT69). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes. Photo: Robert Harding

Seshat, depicted in a leopard skin, goddess …

Seshat,

depicted in a leopard skin, goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and is credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of accounting, architecture, astronomy, astrology, building, mathematics, and surveying.

Detail from the walls of the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, dated back to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC.

Statue of the Vizier Nespakashuty as a…

Statue of the

Vizier

Nespakashuty as a scribe (schist). from the Temple of Amun, Karnak Cachette.

Reign of Apries, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 589-570 BC.

Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

grandegyptianmuseum: Scribe’s Instruments, …

grandegyptianmuseum:

Scribe’s Instruments,

two palettes

for writing with reeds

(ivory). Part of Tutankhamun’s Treasures. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1332-1323 BC. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun

(KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Grape harvest scene with scribes counting the …

Grape harvest scene with scribes counting the wine vessels, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Userhat

(TT56). Reign of Amenhotep II. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.

Grape harvest scene with scribes counting the …

Grape harvest scene with scribes counting the wine vessels, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Userhat

(TT56). Reign of Amenhotep II. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.