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)
[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.
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.