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Statue of Meret (OIC_E_10635, Oriental Institute, Chicago); said to be from tomb of Nikauinpu, location unknown, presumed to be at Giza

Details

  • ID
    OIC_NSP_2013_011
  • Department
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Subjects
    Object(s) photograph: Site: Giza; View: Nikauinpu
  • Remarks
    Image filename as received: DSC03515
  • Individual - Ancient
    Meret (in Nikauinpu)
  • Owner
    Meret (in Nikauinpu)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Finds 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meret (in Nikauinpu)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • 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".
  • 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".