Wooden Funerary Figures

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

Last week, I rehoused and photographed these wooden funerary Egyptian figures. Figures like these were found in tombs accompanied with a wooden model boat. The Egyptians believed that the boat and its crew helped the deceased individual travel in the afterlife. The individuality of each figure made these objects a favorite of mine!