Flase door Stela of Niankhre

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 16 June 2016

This small limestone false door comes from the mastaba-tomb of the Superintendent of the Hairdressers of the Palace Niankhre. On the rectangular panel at the top, the dead man sits before a table of offerings. The central door-niche is inscribed with a standard formula requesting offerings from a god, in this case, Anubis. The 2 sides of the false door niche are inscribed with lists of funerary offerings, including foodstuffs, oil, and incense. From Saqqara, Egypt. Mid-5th Dynasty, circa 2450 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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