Category: scribe

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.

Stele of the royal scribe Ani, from Tell el-…

Stele of the royal scribe Ani, from Tell el-Amarna

It depicts Ani and a steward, returning from an awards ceremony where he received from Akhenaten the “gold of honor” which he wears. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Stele of the royal scribe Ani, from Tell el-…

Stele of the royal scribe Ani, from Tell el-Amarna

It depicts Ani and a steward, returning from an awards ceremony where he received from Akhenaten the “gold of honor” which he wears. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Scribe’s Instruments, two palettes for wr…

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.

The Priest; The Scribe (bronze)

The Priest; The Scribe

(bronze)

Émile Louis Picault (French, 1833-1915)

Statue of the Scribe Nespaqashuty, Son of Nesp…

Statue of the Scribe Nespaqashuty, Son of Nespamedou (schist)

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 is wearing a shoulder length striped wig and a short kilt with a broad belt. His face has a slim, oval shape. The lines of the nose and protruding cheekbones create a kind of a frame around the long, narrow eyes. The vizier has broad shoulders, a torso that curves toward a slim waist, and an unnatural breadth of hip. 

From the Temple of Amun-Ra, Karnak. Reign of Apries, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 589-570 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Detail from coffin of Nespawershepi, chief scr…

Detail from coffin of Nespawershepi, chief scribe of the Temple of Amun.

Solar barque containing the sun disk inscribed with an image of Ra carrying an ankh symbol, flanked by seated baboons, representing Thoth.

Rain falls from the sky goddess Nut, bringing forth seedlings from the mummified body of Osiris, illustrating his role as a sign of resurrection and new life.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1069-945 BC. Now in the

Fitzwilliam

Museum.