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The tomb of Mesehti in Asyut, from the Middle Kingdom, had two detailed models of soldiers.  Mesehti was the provincial governor in the 11th Dynasty Asyut and these models have provided much of the details about Egyptian soldiers.

This is a painted wooden model of a troop (40) Nubian archers.  They are shown wearing a bright red and green loin-cloth, possibly leather not linen.  They are carrying three arrows in their right hand and a recurved bow in their left.

Note the individuality of the figures.


Cairo Museum, Egypt.

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