Seated Scribe

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of The Seated Scribe.

The Seated Scribe​, c. 2620–2500 BCE, c. fourth Dynasty, Old Kingdom, painted limestone with rock crystal, magnesite, and copper/arsenic inlay for the eyes and wood for the nipples, found in Saqqara (Musée du Louvre, Paris).