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Basalt statue of a scribe: E.11.1922

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Basalt statue of a scribe




Male torso, with folds of flesh on stomach, palette over his shoulder, inscribed. The rolls of fat indicate wealth. The ink palette probably indicates that he is a scribe.

Measurements and weight

Length: 20 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by Andrade, Cyril


New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Circa -1550 - Circa -1295

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.11.1922
Primary reference Number: 52244
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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