lionofchaeronea: Ancient Egyptian male bust (…

lionofchaeronea:

Ancient Egyptian male bust (granodiorite), originally part of a group statue, showing a man in scribal costume.  Hieroglyphics on the back refer to Ptah and Sokar, the gods of Memphis, suggesting the sculpture may come from Saqqara.  Artist unknown; ca. 1300-1290 BCE (18th or 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom).  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.