wooden figure of woman

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This is a wooden figure of a woman.

It is from ‘the grave of a Princess’, at Deir El Bahari.

The labouring poor made up the mass of the population of ancient Egypt. Unlike the rich, they did not commission statues of themselves, or leave images carved on stele in their tombs. They could not afford such extravagances. We do get an image of the poor of ancient Egypt from the wall paintings in tombs, or from the wooden servant figurines that were included in tombs to provide the deceased with provisions in the Afterlife. As in life, the rich expected to have servants to work for them.


This is a wooden figure of a woman. It is made from wood. It is around 4,000 years old, dating to the 11th Dynasty (2055-1985 BCE) in the Middle Kingdom.

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