Object Image

Nikare as a scribe

Old Kingdom Egyptians sought to express a person's intangible personality by a multiplicity of images. Nikare was represented by at least four statues, including two in the Museum's collection (see also 52.19). In this statue he slightly bends his head he sits with over a papyrus, which he unrolls on his lap. The text records his name and title: Employee of the Granary, Nikare.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1948...

c. 2420-2389 B.C. or later
Granite, paint
11.9 x 9.7 x 9.2 in
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020

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