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False door stele of Bebi

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The lintel of this false door is missing. The jambs depict standing figures of Bebi holding a staff. The vertical line of inscription is an offering formula.

Provenance

From Sharuna (Kom el-Ahmar). 1903: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: April 23, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Sharuna (Kom el-Ahmar), Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 82.6 cm (32.5 in.)

Accession Number

03.1967

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors