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Title

False door

Artist

Artist Unknown

Date

about 2400 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
False door, Artist Unknown
False Door: Gallery Label - Current
False Door of Iry-en-Akhet:
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Medium: Architecture | Limestone
Size: 61 x 45 3/5 x 4 1/2 in. (154.9 x 115.8 x 11.4 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt, North Africa region, Giza
Culture: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Africa, Egypt, North Africa region
Style: 6th Dynasty; Old Kingdom, 25th-24th century BCE
Inscriptions: Greek characters, translated: 'Philomenos' (Name of wife) and 'Plathane' (name of husband)
Physical Description: False door in the name of Iry-en-Akhet whose "beautiful name" is Iry.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 52.22
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: February 28, 2009