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The Seated Scribe

Art Investigation series

 The "Art Investigation" series sets out to solve the mystery of nine works of art in the Musée du Louvre. In what context and circumstances were they made? Who shaped their destinies? How did they come into being… and how did they arrive at the Louvre?

Author(s): Françoise Docquiert

Director(s): Vincent Manniez

Scientific advisor(s): Christiane Ziegler

In the desert of Saqqara, south of Cairo, French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette set out on the trail of a lost necropolis: the Serapeum. He found, buried in the sand, a mysterious statue with an extraordinarily bright-eyed expression—the Seated Scribe, now among the masterpieces in the Louvre's Department of Egyptian Antiquities.






26 minutes


Patrick de Carolis, Éclectic Production, avec la participation de France 5, Musée du Louvre

Commercial distribution

Éclectic Production

Non-commercial distribution

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