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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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jakekirchner  November 7, 2013

That is kind of a spirit kind of thing I think. It has a lot of detail.

cadenboge  November 10, 2013

This piece has a cool story about it. The hieroglyphs are carved so perfectly.

Emmahannum  November 10, 2013

This is one of the pieces that seemed very interesting to me. This history of the art is really amazing. Once I figured out what this was used for in the Egyptian culture, this piece seemed very strange, as I would have never expected that. I wonder what the hieroglyphs mean on the sides. They are carved very well, and the pictures are too.  This shows how Egyptians took great detail in their art, and how it tied in with their beliefs.

Tyrell Williams  November 12, 2013

It is unreal how old this false door is. All the carvings to be the same just inverted on one side is very difficult to do by hand.  The Egyptians religious beliefs are so intriguing.

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