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Limestone false door of Iy (female); sunk relief, two outer jambs and one inner door panel, false door tablet: female figure seated (facing right) at offering table, at base of four jambs: four standing female figures (at left: two figures facing right, at right: two figures facing left) smelling lotus blossoms, inscription: two-line horizontal text at top of false door: [Htp dj nswt Htp dj jnpw xntj sH nTr tpj Dw=f r m Xrt-nTr, Htp dj nswt wsjr nb Ddw prt n=s -xrw m Hb nb nfr Dt], left outer jamb: [jmAxwt xr ptH-skr jy], right outer jamb: [jmAxwt xr Hwt-Hr nb tp-jHw jy], left inner jamb: [rxt nswt jmAxwt xr nTr aA jy], right inner jamb: [Xntt-S Ppjj-mn-nfr jmAxwt jy], panel: Iy’s name and quantities of offerings in the “thousands”.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Giza (provenance unknown)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    80 x 54 x 12 cm (31 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 4 3/4 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 to Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Owner

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Tomb Steles and Offering Stones of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1927, pp. 2, 16, pl. 9.17.

    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. 178.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Iy

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limstone false door (Hearst 6-19830) inscribed for Iy, identified as [rxt nswt Xntt-S mn-nfr-ppjj] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the pyramid of Pepi I; provenance unknown.

Institutions 1