Reproduction with hand patina. Mould made from an impression of the original work exhibited in the Louvre. Crouching Scribe, 4th or 5th Dynasty, 2600-2350. Paris, Louvre Museum. Original in polychrome limestone This scribe owes its fame to its realism, accentuated by the good preservation of its polychromy, and to the mystery that surrounds its discovery. But it is above all its look that fascinates: encrusted with rock crystal, its eyes possess an astonishing power of life. The particular care given to this sculpture suggests that it was a very high dignitary of the Old Kingdom.