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Limestone statue base.


  • ID
  • Department
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Said to be from tomb of Nikauinpu, location unknown, presumed to be at Giza
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    41 x 115 x 239 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
    Ima[...] (in Nikauinpu)
  • Remarks
    Base of statue OIC_E_10634_A

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Ancient People

  • Ima[...] (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 son of Nikauinpu. Statue of nude squatting man, poking the fire in a furnace or oven, in three sections: man (OIC_E_10634_A), oven (OIC_E_10634_B) and base (OIC_E_10634_C). Inscribed column along the right edge: "His son, Ima[...]". All parts of the statue now in Chicago.

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