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Nikare with his Wife and Daughter

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5
Reign:
reign of Niuserre or later
Date:
ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Saqqara
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
h. 57 cm (22 7/16 in); w. 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in); d. 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This statue represents the granary official Nikare with his family. His wife, Khuennub, kneels at his left and a daughter, Khuennebti stands at his right. Another statue of Nikare in the collection represents him as a scribe (48.67)
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Employee of the Granary, Nikare.
Formerly Levi de Ben-Zion Collection, Paris (purchased by him from Joseph Khawam, Cairo, between 1936-39). Purchased for the Museum in Paris from Paul Mallon, 1952.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p. 40.

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