Wooden "jigger" puppet



Accession Number
EC940
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Toy, Puppet
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 56mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This unusual wooden figure is very small compared to most figures from funerary models. The three prongs which form the lower portion of the figure are difficult to explain. It has been identified as a "jigger" - a small articulated puppet with arms and legs attached through the holes, which would jiggle about when the puppet was moved.