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Limestone false door of Tebash and his wife Merut; upper panel missing, upper part weathered and somewhat decayed.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_31.782
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1123
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 71.4 x 45.8 x 16.2 cm (28 1/8 x 18 1/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Owner
    Merut (in G 1123)
    Tebash (G 1123)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition: 1931: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. On loan to M.C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, 2004--

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1123

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Eight Years at the Giza Archives Project: Past Experiences and Future Plans for the Giza Digital Archive." Egyptian and Egyptological Documents, Archives, and Libraries, An Annual 1 (Milan, 2009), p. 154. 

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Case of Prefabrication at Giza? The False Door of Inti." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 35 (1998), p. 116.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 203 (incorrectly attributed to debris east of G 7753).

Photos 11

People 2

Ancient People

  • Merut (in G 1123)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Tebash (owner of G 1123). Appears on limestone false door (MFA 31.782) inscribed for Tebash, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ in G 1123 (incorrectly attributed to debris east of G 7753 in Porter-Moss III, p. 203).
  • Tebash (G 1123)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1123. Limestone false door (MFA 31.782) inscribed for Tebash, identified as [jmj-r qdw] overseer of builders; found in situ in G 1123 (incorrectly attributed to debris east of G 7753 in Porter-Moss III, p. 203).