Tribe of Asyut.
21st-18th c BCE Egyptian Egyptian Middle Kingdom Sculpture
EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM Anonymous
(c. 2124 BCE - 1786 BCE)
2124 BCE - 1786 BCE
21st-18th c BCE
Egyptian Middle Kingdom
Cairo. Egytian Museum.
While the Egyptians sometimes fought with the black Africans, they also employed them as soldiers. This legion, which is made up of tribesmen of Asyut, was copied in wood and animal skin and painted, was included in a Middle Kingdom tomb along with the farmers and domestics who would provide for the welfare of the deceased in the next world.