Seated Figure of Nakhtsaes
Limestone, painted
Old Kingdom, late Dyn. 5-early Dyn. 6, ca. 2371-2298 B.C.E.
Brooklyn #37.22.E, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photos © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016

From the info card:
"Except for the loss of the head, this statue of a man named Nakhtsaes is in unusually good condition. Nakhtsaes's name and job titles are written in the vertical strips of hieroglyphs beside his legs and feet. A rather unusual feature of this statue is that figures are shown in relief on the sides of the seat. To Nakhtsaes's left are a naked boy named Akhet-hotep and a girl or woman named Weseret-kaw, whose relationship to Nakhtsaes is not specified. The figure on his right side, who is known writing on a piece of papyrus, is identifed as 'the scribe Sekhem-ka'. He is equipped with a second pen, which is stuck in his hair."