False door of Hordjedef Iteti

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7200, abreast of G 7230-7240

Dimensions

Overall: 58 x 36.5 x 10.5 cm (22 13/16 x 14 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

29-2-37a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

This small false door is broken on the upper right. It is carved in sunk relief and inscribed for Hordjedef, with Good Name Iteti. On the bottom of both jambs is the standing figure of the owner wearing a trapezoidal kilt and carrying a walking stick and kherep-scepter.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7200, abreast of G 7230-7240. 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition