Statue of Hori Represented as a Scribe
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
5 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (13.3 x 6.6 x 3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.257E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.257E_wwg8.jpg
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