False door

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7691 north door of room A

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 26 x 10 cm (18 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

28-3-128

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This is a small false door, incised horzontally and vertically with hastily formed/summarily carved hieroglyphs. Craftsman/artisan (hmwwt) Igsw and names of his family members including his son and daughter are cited. Parts are poorly preserved and the drum lintel is battered or hacked.

Provenance

From Giza, G7691 north door of room A. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
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Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition