Tomb owner statue



Accession Number
W761
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Types
Sculpture, Statue | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Funerary figure from an unknown funerary model
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 310mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This female figure is likely a statue of a tomb owner. The wood is very worn and so the features and surface finish are largely lost. Traces of the braiding of the wig, traces of a pigtail, and a hairband at cheek level are visible, as are traces of a necklace and armlet on the left arm. She wears a long dress with two straps. She is very similar to an example in the Garstang Museum, which is assumed to belong to the lady-in-waiting Ib-ia, from Dra Abu el-Naga.

Bibliography

Malek et al Topographical Bibliography, 1999 p 453 ''801-463-320. Woman, hands and feet lost, 2nd half of Dynasty XII, in Swansea, University of Wales, The Egypt Centre, W761''.

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