Wooden funerary figure from a model boat



Accession Number
W674
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure | Model, Model Boat, Part of boat, other crew/passenger
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasties
Eleventh Dynasty to Twelfth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 178mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This figure is likely a sailor as its arms are outstretched to hold a punt. It is heavily gessoed and crudely modelled. It wears a kilt and a white filet on its short wig. It is stylistically similar to figures from Middle Egypt, dating to the Eleventh to Twelfth Dynasty.

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Wellcome Number
A164087
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 29–30 Jul 1930, Lot 299A
Auction Details
Pair Egyptian plaster figures, seated, Ushabti ditto, 6 old carved wood Ushabti and other Egyptian figures.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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