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False door stele of Maakheru

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Rectangular limestone false door stele. Panel shows the deceased seated at the table of offerings, facing right, with inscription listing funerary offerings. Text below reads, " The venerated one, Maakheru." Outer jambs show deceased standing and facing in. One vertical line of text on each...

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Provenance

Findspot Information: Giza tomb G 7512, 4.3 m. to east. Giza tomb G 7512. Harvard-M.F.A. Expedition, February 9, 1925.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

134 x 55 cm (52 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.2175

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors