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False door

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This is a small false door, incised horzontally and vertically with hastily formed/summarily carved hieroglyphs. Craftsman/artisan (hmwwt) Igsw and names of his family members including his son and daughter are cited. Parts are poorly preserved and the drum lintel is battered or hacked.


From Giza, G7691 north door of room A. 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 47 x 26 x 10 cm (18 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief