Red granite and pigment
Overall: 53.4 x 20.5 x 28 cm (21 x 8 1/16 x 11 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1964.90
This statue inscribed on the base for the chief of the granary, Nykara, comes from the same tomb as the false door. A statue of granite was an expensive commodity. Monumental red granite was quarried at Aswan in the south of Egypt and had to be shipped more than five hundred miles downstream to Nykara's tomb in the area of Memphis.
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