Wooden funerary figure, possibly a tomb owner statue



Accession Number
W435
Current Location
In storage
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Sculpture, Statue | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure
Periods
First Intermediate Period to Modern
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 326mm | Width: 96mm | Depth: 75mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This figure of a female tomb owner wears a long dress and wears a tripartite wig, with a ponytail extending down the back. Due to the unusual stylistic features, it is considered that it may not be a genuine ancient Egyptian object.

Wellcome Number
A76239
Other Identity
EC702 was found to be the foot belonging to W435 (it is shown on the 1997 photograph attached to W435). So WC702 was deleted)| EC634 was found to be the missing left foot and so EC634 deleted.
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 20–21 Nov 1928, Lot 251
Auction Details
A fine old Egyptian wood statue, with black hair, etc. (500 B.C.)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 01 Dec 2021

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