Tomb owner statue

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Sculpture, Statue | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure
Middle Kingdom to Modern
Number of Elements
Height: 334mm | Width: 83mm | Depth: 90mm | Weight 564g

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A wooden statue of a tomb owner, with both arms at the sides with fist clenched and thumbs pointing down which are typical features of a statue of the deceased during the Old Kingdom. The proportions and facial features are quite unusual and may indicate this figure as not being a genuine ancient Egyptian piece, but is similar to statuary dating to Twelfth Dynasty Asyut.