- 一般社団法人 日本オリエント学会
- オリエント (ISSN:00305219)
- vol.26, no.1, pp.1-18, 1983-09-30 (Released:2010-03-12)
imy-r ic3ww (overseer of ic3ww) is the title of the officials who played very great roles in the Sixth Dynasty's Policy towards Nubia. But, there are different opinions about the characters of ic3w (plural ic3ww) and of imy-r ic3ww.The aims of this paper are to consider their characters and roles in Egypt-Nubia relations in the Sixth Dynasty Period, and by doing so, to suppose the nature of the Sixth Dyasty's policy towards Nubia.The results are as follows:(1) ic3ww means ‘Egyptianized Nubians’, who originally were the descendants of the captives taken to Egypt from Nubia by some military expeditions before the Sixth Dynasty Period.They worked as the intermediaries between Egyptians and the natives of Nubia.(2) The main duty of imy-r ic3ww is to gain from the natives of Nubia the southern products, and cooperation including the offer of soldiers, by way of the dealings including barter.His activity was assisted by his followers, namely ic3ww.(3) The main objects of the Sixth Dynasty's policy towards Nubia are to gain the southern products easily from the natives of Nubia, and to make use of them as human resources, by way of the comparatively peaceful rule.