Wooden funerary figure

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure
Height: 103mm | Width: 44mm| Depth: 42mm
Number of Elements

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This wooden figure in a twisting pose has previously been interpreted as a dancing dwarf, or a rower. The stance seems most likely to reflect a crew member of a model boat. Interestingly, the paint covers the break on the arms suggesting that the colour may not be original.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 161]