Wooden statuette of a bearer from the tomb o…

Wooden statuette of a bearer from the tomb of Niankhpepi

The figure of the bearer falls within the category of domestic servants, fated to serve their master for eternity.This one was found with many others in the tomb of a high dignitary of the 6th Dynasty called Niankhpepi.

The inscription of all titles on the base of the statue informs us that he was referred to as"the black". The servant is shown advancing carrying a pack on his back decorated with a leopard skin and fitted with a support for it to be rested on the ground. His right hand holds a wicker container decorated with geometric patterns. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.