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Door Socket

Object Number:
E3959
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Hierakonpolis
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Sandstone
Iconography:
person
Description:
A stone temple door socket in the shape of a prisoner lying on his stomach with his arms bound behind him. Every time the door swung open or closed it would crush the prisoner. A warning of the king's power.
Height:
19cm
Length:
77.5cm
Width:
53cm
Credit Line:
Received from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell
Other Number:
AES732   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Patch, Diana C. 2011. The Dawn of Egyptian Art. 275. : Page/Fig./Plate: 156,191/cat.134, fig 42
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