By Jacqueline Engel
Niankhpepikem was overseer of Upper Egypt, chancellor of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of prophets.
Here he is shown carrying a backpack, the earliest representation of this type of bag.
In his tomb at Meir, in a hole in the burial chamber, were hidden the largest number of servant figures so far found in an Old Kingdom tomb.
6th Dynasty (King Pepi I Meryre),
about 2289-2255 BC,
Meir, wood, pigment, JE 30810
Egyptian Museum Caïro