Seated Statue of Nykara

Seated Statue of Nykara

2408-2377 BC

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

Description

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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