Wooden funerary figure



Accession Number
W434
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 167mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A wooden funerary figure, likely dating to the Middle Kingdom. It is very finely carved and was purchased in a group of three similar figures, which are likely from the same model. They are reminiscent of the figures from the tomb of Meketre in Thebes.

Wellcome Number
A52525
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 01 Jul 1919, Lot 407
Auction Details
Three wooden figures XII. dynasty, 2 figures of Osiris, a doll, pair of sandals, inscribed wooden tables, and other ancient Egyptian curios (28 pieces).
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 25 Oct 2021

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