False door of Satinteti

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


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara, tomb of Sat-in-teti

Dimensions

Stone (PR element): 83.8 x 56.5 x 8.9 cm, 57.15 kg (33 x 22 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 126 lb.) Overall: 118.1 x 79.7 cm (46 1/2 x 31 3/8 in.) Stone (Center element): 116.5 x 79.7 x 11.1 cm, 139.25 kg (45 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 3/8 in., 307 lb.) Stone (PL element): 118.1 x 55.9 x 8.3 cm, 83.92 kg (46 1/2 x 22 x 3 1/4 in., 185 lb.) Weight (Weight of all three elements): 280.32 kg (618 lb.)

Accession Number

24.593a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Dynasties 6-11 (Gallery 105C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

False door of the lady Satinteti, with three pairs of jambs, two architraves, a panel showing the deceased seated at a table of offerings, and one lintel, with a cavetto cornice above. On the side panels flanking the door (24.593 b and c) are menu lists, below which Satinteti appears once again at the table of offerings, and scenes of animals being led before the deceased and butchered.

Provenance

From Saqqara, around Teti Pyramid. 1921-1922: excavated by the Egyptian Antiquities Service; 1924: purchased by the MFA from the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte