Wooden "jigger" puppet
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. A close parallel was found at the Sacred Animal Necropolis and is now in Edinborough (1971.139).
Martin, Geoffrey Thorndike 1981. The sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqâra: the southern dependencies of the main temple complex. Egypt Exploration Society, Excavation Memoir 50. [p. 107, pl. 4]
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