Height: 207.000 cm
Width: 142.000 cm
Gift of the Government of Egypt
Room 4: Egyptian sculpture
Limestone false door of Kaihap
From Saqqara, Egypt
5th Dynasty, around 2400 BC
A minor official
Kahihap was a minor official, though his titles
rather grandly claim that he was 'King's
Confidant' and 'Chosen Inspector Of Those Who Are
In Attendance'. This rather elaborate
It is unusual for quite so many figures to appear on the door. While more standard compositions would place children and priests on adjacent walls, it seems that the entire decoration of the tomb may have been concentrated on this stela. Kaihap was a relatively minor official, who would have got the tomb that he could afford.
A considerable amount of red and yellow colour is preserved on the figures.
G.T. Martin, The tomb of Hetepka (London, Egypt Exploration Society, 1979)