False door of Inty

Old Kingdom, early to mid Dynasty 5
2465–2350 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 770, in debris east of tomb G 7753


Overall: 15.2 x 119.4 x 61 cm, 355.6 kg (6 x 47 x 24 in., 784 lb.) Framed (Steel channel frame with angle securements for wall / lifting): 130.8 x 78.1 x 29.2 cm (51 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)

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Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – December 31, 2020


The Ancient World


False doors

Limestone “false door” of Inty, Priestess of Hathor. At top seated figure smelling flower, and the rest hieroglyphic inscriptions =hand drawn mark=


From Giza, Street G 7700 in radim east of tomb G 7753. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition