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Painted limestone statue of a standing woman bending over a large vat on four supports, her left hand on the vat's edge, her right hand holding a bowl inside the vat. She wears a skirt from below bust to knees. Inscribed on front upper surface of the base: "His daughter, Meret".


  • ID
  • Department
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Said to be from tomb of Nikauinpu, location unknown, presumed to be at Giza
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    305 x 117 x 211 mm
  • Credit Line
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Accession Number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Object owned by
    The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Owner
    Meret (in Nikauinpu)

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Ancient People

  • Meret (in Nikauinpu)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks In Cairo in 1920, a group of twenty-six servant statues and their appurtenances, along with four statuettes of the official Nikauinpu and his wife Hemetredjet, were purchased from Nicholas Tano. The tomb of Nikauinpu at Giza was given as the provenance for all. The precise location of this tomb is unknown (perhaps the Western Cemetery?), and it is generally dated to Dynasty 5 or 6. Most of these servant statues are in the collection of the Oriental Museum, Chicago, while one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Possible daughter of Nikauinpu. Standing statue of woman bending over a large vat (OIC_E_10635, now in Chicago); inscribed on front upper surface of the base: "His daughter, Meret".

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