False door of Satinteti

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara

Dimensions

Overall: 118.1 x 79.7 cm (46 1/2 x 31 3/8 in.) Stone (PR element): 83.8 x 56.5 x 8.9 cm (33 x 22 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.) Stone (Center element): 116.5 x 79.7 x 11.1 cm (45 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.) Stone (PL element): 118.1 x 55.9 x 8.3 cm (46 1/2 x 22 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.593c

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Dynasties 6-11 (Gallery 105C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

Left side panel of the offering chapel of the lady Satinteti, flanking the false door (24.593a), with menu lists, below which Satinteti appears 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