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Painted limestone statue of Nikauinpu standing, wearing a triangular kilt and a collar of six stripes, left foot forward, hands by sides. Rectangular slab at back, upper lip lost.


  • ID
  • Department
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Said to be from tomb of Nikauinpu, location unknown, presumed to be at Giza
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    476 x 148 x 265 mm
  • Credit Line
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Accession Number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Owner
    Nikauinpu (Nikauinpu)
  • Object owned by
    The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

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Ancient People

  • Nikauinpu (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. Pair statue of standing man and woman on rectangular base (OIC_E_10618); inscribed on front of base for Nikauinpu and his wife Hemetredjet. Pair statue of standing man and woman joined by rectangular back pillar (OIC_E_10619); inscribed for Nikauinpu and his wife Hemetredjet. Standing statue of a man (OIC_E_10620); inscribed for Nikauinpu. Seated statue of a man (OIC_E_10621); inscribed on front of rectangular seat: [sHD Xrtjw-nTr nj-jnpw-kAw] "inspector of stonemasons Nikauinpu". All statues now in Chicago.

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