Models of Nubian infantry

Models of Nubian infantry

This wooden model of marching troops was discovered in 1894 inside the tomb of Mesheti, Mayor of the 13th Nome of Upper Egypt, at Asyut in Middle Egypt.

Forty wooden figures are shown, walking in four rows, with short white kilts. They are barefooted. Each figure is individually carved, giving each a unique appearance, and carries a shield in one hand and a spear in the other.

Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, around 2000 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.