Door Socket


From: Egypt | Hierakonpolis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E3959
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Hierakonpolis
Section Egyptian
Materials Sandstone
Iconography person

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 19 cm
Length 77.5 cm
Width 53 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell, 1898
Other Number AES732 - Other Number

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