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Funerary fertility figurine.

Wood.

Naked female figurines were used as grave gifts in the Middle Kingdom. They were made of clay, faience, wood, ivory, and limestone. These figurines were thought to protect the deceased from danger during his journey from earthly life to the afterlife. They were also related to male and female fertility.
 
 
 
 
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