Wooden funerary figure, likely an offering bearer



Accession Number
W447
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Model, Unidentified funerary model, Funerary figure from an unknown funerary model
Period
Old Kingdom
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 257mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

One of a pair of wooden funerary figures (companion W448). These figures were catalogued whilst in the Wellcome collection as soldiers, but they seem more likely a male and female offering bearer (also referred to as porters). This female figure is in a standing position and depicted nude, the left hand raised to the shoulder (likely supporting a haunch of meat), and the right hand at her side, likely carrying a trussed fowl.

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