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Nikare with his Wife and Daughter

Old Kingdom
Dynasty 5
reign of Niuserre or later
ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Saqqara
Limestone, paint
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:
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, Paris, between 1936-39). Purchased for the Museum from Paul Mallon in New York, 1952.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dorman, Peter F., Prudence Harper, and Holly Pittman 1987. Egypt and the Ancient Near East in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 18.

Robins, Gay 2001. Egyptian Statues, Shire Egyptology, 26. Princes Risborough, 26, fig. 25.

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

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