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Limestone seated statuette of Nikaure; inscribed in ink on bottom: "the royal acquaintance, Ni-kau-re"; colors well preserved.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 1033+1033a: G 1033a E, upper debris of shaft
  • Material
    Painted limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 - Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2465–2150 B.C.
  • Owner
    Nikaure (G1033+1033a: G 1033a)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1906: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Freed, Rita E. "Rethiking the Rules for Old Kingdom Sculpture. Observations on Poses and Attributes of Limestone Statuary from Giza." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, p. 149.

Photos 12

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nikaure (G1033+1033a: G 1033a)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1033a. Limestone seated statue (MFA 06.2604) and small limestone stela (MFA 06.2605) inscribed for Nikaure, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1033a E.