Tjenty Posed as a Scribe

Tjenty Posed as a Scribe
From Giza, tomb G 7946 G, Dyn.5, 24652323 B.C.E.
Granodiorite, Size: 142.2 x 57.1 x 55.2 cm, 676.8 kg (56 x 22 1/2 x 21 3/4 in., 1492.1 lb.)

Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 1931; MFA #31.776


"The inspector of treasury adminstrators, Tjenty"

Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"The Egyptians painted their sculptures, whether they were of soft white limestone or of harder stones, such as this granite statue. In most cases, however, the paint has not survived. Tjenty's hair, eyebrows and eye rims were originally painted black, his linen kilt white, and his necklace and bracelets the blue and green of lapis lazuli and turquoise. The paint was applied over an ususually heavey white undercoat. A second statue, showing Tjenty standing naked, is now in the Cairo Museum." (From info card.)"


As the statue was found...


Nefu and Khenetemsetju's statue beside Tjenty's
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014