Statue of Hori Represented as a Scribe
Fashioned much like a funerary figurine, or shabti, this statuette of a man named Hori features the fastidious braided wig and the loose, flowing, tightly pleated garments found in sculpture of late Dynasty XVIII and especially Dynasty XIX. In his right hand Hori holds a scribal palette, and in his left he clutches either a papyrus roll or a short, stout staff. Interestingly, although the inscription is damaged, enough survives to indicate that Hori was not a scribe.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (13.3 x 6.6 x 3 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: 37.257E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statue of Hori Represented as a Scribe, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Faience, 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (13.3 x 6.6 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.257E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)