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Door Jamb

Object Number:E13552B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Memphis (Egypt)
Locus: Palace of Merenptah 5-2
Period: New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1292 - 1190 BCE
Early Date: -1293
Late Date: -1189
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Faience
Technique:Inlaid
Height: 241.3 cm
Width: 43.18 cm
Depth: 27.94 cm
Credit Line:Received from the Service des Antiquites, Egypt, 1924
Other Number:CG2015-9-372 - Associated Object Number
CG2015-9-373 - Associated Object Number
CG2015-9-374 - Associated Object Number

Description

Limestone door jamb. 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 13557 which is the lintel. It bore the number [see card] of the temporary register of the Cairo Museum.

Bibliography:

[Book] Moss, Rosalind L., and Porter, Bertha. 1981. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings III: Memphis, Part 2. Saqqara to Dahshur.. Oxford. Clarendon Press. ed. 2nd. Vol. III. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 857View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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