This wooden object is possibly part of a was-sceptre judging by the bifurcated end. The upper part should have a stylized animal head, although this is not present. Additionally, there is no evidence to suggest that the object is broken since the entire surface, including the upper short end, is painted yellow. Strudwick notes that wooden was-sceptres were found in a box within the Twenty-sixth Dynasty tomb of Tjaenhebu, which might represent parallels to WK48. It is part of the Woking Collection, which arrived to the Egypt Centre on long-term loan from Woking College in 2012 (Engel 2020).
Engel, Dulcie (2020) The Woking Loan: a collection within a collection at the Egypt Centre. Available at: https://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WOKING-LOAN.pdf Strudwick, Nigel 2009. True "ritual objects" in Egyptian private tombs? In Backes, Burkhard, Marcus Müller-Roth, and Simone Stöhr (eds), Ausgestattet mit den Schriften des Thot: Festschrift für Irmtraut Munro zu ihrem 65. Geburtstag, Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch 14. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 213–238.
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