Egyptian Wood Kneeling Female
An ancient Egyptian seated female figure. She sits in a relaxed pose with her legs drawn up to her side. Her hair falls over her right shoulder and to her left breast.
Wooden models were frequently placed in Middle Kingdom Egyptian tombs. The wood figures were organized in groups carrying out various daily functions. These figures were believed to perform various functions for the deceased in the afterlife. Models represented servants, farmers, artisans and craftsmen working in granaries, factories, the military and religious worship. Funerary boats were constructed to reflect the progression into the underworld. These boats contained the deceased, their family, attendants and a crew.
Deaccessioned from the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey, acquired before 1979, (inv. no. X56.57).