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Statuette of a Bearer
JE 30810 (CG 241) Cairo Antiquity Museum
Material: Painted Wood
Size: Height 36.5 cm
Location: Meir, Tomb of Niankhpepi the Black
Excavation: Antiquities Service Excavations of 1894
Period: 6th Dynasty, Reign of Pepi I (2289-2255 BC)
Looking as though carry a modern beaded purse and a piece of luggage, Nankhpepi the Black was "supervisor of Upper Egypt and chancellor of the king of Lower Egypt, a governor of the fourteenth nome of Upper Egypt under king Pepi I. His tomb was located near Qus. The spikes on the bottom of the rucksack were probably used to "plant" the bag into the ground so that it would stand upright.
Last Updated: Aug 9th, 2011
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