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The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs

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The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs

The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs to the 4th or 5th dynasty. Painted limestone, glass rock eyes inset into copper. It was found in the Old Kingdom burial ground at Sakkara. Egyptian art. Old Kingdom. Sculpture on rock. FRANCE. Paris. Louvre Museum. Proc: EGYPT. Saqqara

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23rd 28th Belongs Burial Copper Dynasty Eyes Found Inset L Imestone Sakkara Scribe


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The Seated Scribe: A Testament to Ancient Egyptian Scholarship and Craftsmanship The Seated Scribe, dating from the 28th to 23rd century BC, is a captivating work of art that embodies the intellectual and artistic achievements of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom period. This masterpiece, belonging to the 4th or 5th Dynasty, is a testament to the Egyptians' reverence for knowledge and their remarkable skill in sculpture. Crafted from painted limestone, this sculpture showcases the figure of a scribe, seated in a contemplative position, with a palette and a roll of papyrus in his lap. His serene expression and posture convey a sense of deep concentration, reflecting the importance of literacy and record-keeping in ancient Egyptian society. The scribe's eyes, inset with glass and copper, add a lifelike quality to the figure, further emphasizing the attention to detail that characterized Old Kingdom art. The Seated Scribe was discovered in the Old Kingdom burial ground at Sakkara, a site renowned for its wealth of archaeological treasures. Today, this priceless artifact resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, as part of the extensive Egyptology collection. The intricacies of its design and the preservation of its details serve as a reminder of the enduring legacy of Egyptian culture and the remarkable craftsmanship of its people. This ancient work of art continues to inspire awe and admiration, offering a glimpse into the daily life and intellectual pursuits of the ancient Egyptians. The Seated Scribe stands as a symbol of the human desire to record and preserve knowledge, a tradition that continues to thrive in the modern world.

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