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False door of Kha

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False door with upper lintel missing. The rectangular panel at the top shows the deceased seated at a table of bread. The text on the lintel below gives his name and titles. Two jambs on either side of the door bear images of Kha with offering formulas written in vertical lines of hieroglyphic...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7211. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, probably late Dynasty 6, 2288–2170 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 104 x 88 x 11.5cm (40 15/16 x 34 5/8 x 4 1/2in.) Case (painted wooden wall case with plex bonnet): 198.8 x 121.9 x 83.8 cm (78 1/4 x 48 x 33 in.) Case (plex bonnet): 123.8 x 121.9 x 83.8 cm (48 3/4 x 48 x 33 in.)

Accession Number

25.1514

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors