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False door of Inty

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

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

31.781

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors