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Between a Tomb and a Nice Place: The False Door of Ni-ankh-Snefru


Abstract:
The Museum recently acquired the false door from the tomb of the Egyptian Ni-ankh-Snefru, known as Fefi. Fefi was a lector priest, Overseer of the Two Cool Rooms of the Great House, Overseer of the Pyramid Complex Menefer-Pepy, and a courtier of the royal house. The false door was a painting or sculpted relief representing a door that served as a passageway for the ka(soul) of the deceased to travel freely between the tomb and the afterlife. A description of the door, Fefi, and ancient Egyptian burial practices is detailed.
Source:
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , March/April 2007, p10-11, il
Record #:
29717