miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2016

false door

This false door belongs to Ika, the purification priest, Chief of the Great House and the Royal Acquaintance. His wife is Iy-Meret, the priestess of Hathor.
This unique false door is made of 14 separate pieces of wood that were assembled and fastened together with wooden nails and leather thongs.
The upper panel depicts the owner and his wife sitting at an offering table, which is heaped with symbols of the field while below are many offerings.
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The doorjambs contain the standing figures of Ika to the left and Iy-meret, who is smelling a lotus flower, to the right. They are accompanied by their children.
The middle recess contains the figure of Ika together with his elder son.
The details of the hieroglyphs and the human figures, which are carved in relief in the wood, are very impressive.
Inventory number: JE 72201
SAQQARA NECROPOLIS
WOOD: ACACIA
5TH DYNASTY
FORMULA Htp-di-nsw.t
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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