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False door


Artist Unknown


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:
: Ancient Relief Sculpture Mesopitamia and Egypt
: Institute Acquires Fine Example of Egyptian Tomb Sculpture
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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