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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Detail 1: head and torso of Ni-ka-re's wife, Khuen-nub.
Detail 2: Ni-ka-re's daughter, Khuen-nebti.
3/4 back right of head
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Title:Nikare with his Wife and Daughter
Reign:reign of Niuserre or later
Date:ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Geography:From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Saqqara
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
[Xr.j-t]p Snw.t n.j-kA-raw Employee of the Granary, Nikare.
Formerly Levi de Ben-Zion Collection, Paris (purchased by him from Joseph Khawam, Paris, between 1936-39). Purchased for the Museum from Paul Mallon in New York, 1952.
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