1-888-834-1448

Egypt Picture - Statuette of a Bearer JE 30810 (CG 241)


Picture of the Day

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.

Statuette of a Bearer

Click Here for Picture of the Day Archive


Last Updated: Aug 9th, 2011

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.