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  • Description

    Limestone false door of Bateti: this piece, which is unfinished, consists of a false door with a niche containing a figure in very high relief (almost a free-standing statue) of the deceased Bateti. The drum is inscribed and, in part, carved with the name of the deceased; the lintel carries no traces of text; the two jambs originally bore drawn representations of people, probably relatives, in attitudes of adoration or offering. On the right jamb can still be seen traces of three male figures; on the left are traces of two figures and a few hieroglyphic signs. The statue is moderately well carved. The niche is painted red and the figure in high relief has a black wig, red flesh, and yellow colour on the left flap of the loincloth.


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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 131 centimetres
    • Width: 65 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

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  • Curator's comments

    B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' III (Oxford: Clarendon Press), pp. 199-200.

  • Bibliography

    • James 1961 pl.4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G4/B26

  • Condition

    Good, apart from the loss of the ink inscriptions and figures in outline.

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Painted limestone false-door of Bateti; high relief representation of deceased within niche; Hieroglyphic text on drum.

Painted limestone false-door of Bateti; high relief representation of deceased within niche; Hieroglyphic text on drum.

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