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 as he sits over a papyrus, which he unrolls on his lap. The text records his name and title: Employee of the Granary, Nikare.
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