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False door of Sitinteti

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Left side panel of the offering chapel of the lady Sitinteti, flanking the false door (24.593a), with menu lists, below which Sitinteti appears at the table of offerings, and scenes of animals being led before the deceased and butchered.

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, 2350–2170 B.C.

Object Place

Saqqara, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 118.1 x 79.7 cm (46 1/2 x 31 3/8 in.) Stone (PR element): 83.8 x 56.5 x 8.9 cm (33 x 22 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.) Stone (Center element): 116.5 x 79.7 x 11.1 cm (45 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.) Stone (PL element): 118.1 x 55.9 x 8.3 cm (46 1/2 x 22 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.593c

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors