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Traces of red polychrome to the side
19th Dynasty – circa 1250BC
Size: 16.5cm high, 23cm long, 8.5cm wide – 6½ ins high, 9 ins long, 3¼ ins wide
Understandably, comparatively little wood sculpture remains from ancient Egypt. Mostly ignored by tomb robbers, the location sometimes sheltered the wood sculptures from the ravages of fungus, insects and the elements, until their discovery by archaeologists.
Figure sculptures made as funerary statues or guardian figures for tombs were once plastered and painted and sometimes gilded and inlaid with glass, ivory and gem stones. The carefully made wood joins would be hidden by the decoration and occasionally they were clothed.