The King's Scribe Si-ese, Grinding Grain
The subject of this unusual statuette, the royal scribe Sa-ese, kneels in front of a grinding stone. When complete, the figure would have shown him, with extended arms, in the act of grinding grain. This statuette belongs to a small group of sculptures that served as elaborate funerary figures or shabtis.
- Medium: Bronze
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 4 in. (9.2 x 4 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.125E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: The King's Scribe Si-ese, Grinding Grain, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 4 in. (9.2 x 4 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.125E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Kneeling figures grinding grain. Inscribed for a man names S3-3st. The figure wears a double wig; the facial features are those found in sculpture during the reign of Amenhotep III. Inscriptions are to be found on the body and grinder. Condition: Right hand missing; part of chest missing; part of surface also missing on right thigh and lap; also right shoulder. Large cracks in wig.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)