This small statuette represents a priest named Nakhtsebek in the attitude of the scribe, always loved at all times.
He sits on a small pedestal with his left leg raised in front of him, his right leg folded down. His left hand lies flat on his knee and in his tight right hand he had to hold a pen.
On his short loincloth is unrolled a papyrus on which an engraved inscription mentions his name and title and specifies that he is the son of Imy. He wears a wig known as a frisian wig frequent in the 18th dynasty.
It is made up of a cap of large, shaded strands of hair, with two curled sides on either side of the face. In addition to the inscriptions on the papyrus, offering formulas are engraved around the base.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Dimensions with base:
Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 4 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Origin: Stier Collection
Period: 1550-1295 BC, Egypt, New Empire, 18th century dynasty
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum