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False door of Sitinteti

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False door of the lady Sitinteti, with three pairs of jambs, two architraves, a panel showing the deceased seated at a table of offerings, and one lintel, with a cavetto cornice above. On the side panels flanking the door (24.593 b and c) are menu lists, below which Sitinteti appears once again...

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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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Object Place

Saqqara, Egypt

Dimensions

Stone (PR element): 83.8 x 56.5 x 8.9 cm, 57.15 kg (33 x 22 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 126 lb.) Overall: 118.1 x 79.7 cm (46 1/2 x 31 3/8 in.) Stone (Center element): 116.5 x 79.7 x 11.1 cm, 139.25 kg (45 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 3/8 in., 307 lb.) Stone (PL element): 118.1 x 55.9 x 8.3 cm, 83.92 kg (46 1/2 x 22 x 3 1/4 in., 185 lb.) Weight (Weight of all three elements): 280.32 kg (618 lb.)

Accession Number

24.593a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors