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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Nubian Archers


NUBIAN ARCHERS

Nubian Archers


Identity: Mesehti, Prince of Assiut
Material: Painted Wood
Period: Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty
Reign: Unknown

Dimensions:
Height: 5.5 cm
Width: 72.3 cm
Length: 190.2 cm

Governors of provinces used to recruit troops of soldiers at times of disorder. Hence, we find models of companies of various soldiers accompanying Mesehti, prince of Assiut, in his tomb. This group consists of forty Nubian archers in their full dress and armor of bows and arrows. The sculptor made use of the variations of facial expressions, and colorful costumes, contrasting with their dark bodies, to provide a realistic effect.

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