AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, depicting a royal scribe seated on a high-backed chair facing left, wearing a pleated festive costume with flaring sleeves, sandals, bracelets, and two gold-of-honor necklaces, an ointment cone on his shaven head, his right hand holding a Kherep-scepter, his left hand extended over an offering table, inscribed above with four columns of hieroglyphic text granting "the receipt of offerings upon the offering table daily for the royal scribe ...Iuty"
13¾ in. (35 cm) high