Seeing Double: Wooden Ka Statues

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A The Egypt Centre Event


Sam Powell

Speaker's Biography

Sam Powell holds MAs in Egyptology (Swansea University), and Archaeology (UCL), and is currently working towards her PhD in at Birmingham University focusing on wooden funerary figures. She is a volunteer at the Egypt Centre, and created the museum’s online catalogue through Abaset Collections Ltd.

From: 15 Jun 2022, 7 p.m.
To: 19 May 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

Wooden statues depicting the deceased appear in burial assemblages from the Old Kingdom onwards. They are often referred to as ‘ka statues’ and seem to have been included in burials as a resting place for the ka, often described as a person’s ‘double’ or ‘life force’.

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Event created by: s.r.wale