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Egyptian False Door Archaeology Wall Plaque

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The false door serves as a doorway for the soul. The design evolved from the decoration on offering niches in early mud brick tombs. This false door plaque is from the mastaba erected over the burial chamber of Irty-Ptah, a priest of Ptah and Scribe of the Divine Offerings in the Temple of Ptah at Memphis. The deceased extends his left hand toward an offering table.

The text is a standard funerary offerings and reads, "A 1000 of alabaster, a 1000 of clothing, a 1000 of incense, a 1000 of libations, a 1000 of meat, a 1000 of fowl, a 1000 of bread and a 1000 of beer for the revered one, Irty-Ptah."

Provenance unknown, possibly Saqqara, Egypt; 6th Dynasty (2350-2170 B.C.E.) Limestone, Actual Size.

Size: 8 3/4" H X 7 3/4" W X 1/2" D, Saw-tooth wall hanger is one the back, for wall hanging.

This professionally done reproduction is from an original, from a museum collection. Arrives with information card and tag. Tag stand included. Wooden stand and photo cube not included.

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