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Door Jamb

Object Number:
E13554A
Current Location:
Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Memphis (Egypt)
Locus:
Palace of Merenptah 6-10
Period:
New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made:
1292 - 1190 B.C.E.
Early Date:
-1293
Late Date:
-1189
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Limestone
Faience
Technique:
Inlaid
Description:
Limestone with faience inlay. The inscriptions on the jamb link the king, Merenptah with the sun god. All of the hieroglyphs were originally inlaid with blue faience. There is a socket in the jamb for the door bolt. This jamb has been combined with E 13553 and E 13554B to form a doorway.

Bibliography:

[Book] Porter, Bertha & Moss, Rosalind L. 1964. The Theban Necropolis Vol II. Vol II. Part 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 857
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