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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt, Saqqara, exact position unknown, Old Kingdo
Creator Active Place: Egypt, Saqqara, exact position unknown, Old Kingdo
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Saqqara, exact position unknown, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserra or later, 2408-2377 BC
Title: False Door of Nykara
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -240
Creation End Date: -237
Creation Date: 2408-2377 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: Overall: 168cm x 111.5cm x 6cm, Left jamb: 42.5cm, Right jamb: 46.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1964.91
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: Purchased from Vincent Diniacopoulos, Montreal
Context: The focal point of a tomb chapel was a false door built into its western wall. Food offerings for the deceased tomb owners were placed in front of it, and it was believed that the soul could pass through it. The inscriptions list Nykara's numerous titles both at court and in the bureaucracy of officials. His eldest son, Ankhmara, who succeeded Nykara in the granary administration, is shown in much smaller scale in front of him.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1964.91
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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