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MM 11434 :: False door, Relief

Object description
False door from the tomb of Senetites, Saqqara, 6th Dynasty. In the middle can Senetites be seen sitting infront of an offering table with offering bread and a leg of an ox. She is smelling a lotus flower, a symbol for pleasure and life. The surrounding hieroglyphs constitutes a so called offering formula that recalls the offerings that she anticipates from the visitors of the tomb, conveyed by the god Anubis.
Inventory number
MM 11434
Object
False door; Relief
Object, Swedish
Skendörr; Relief
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Geographic name, alternative
Saqqara [?]
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Saqqara [?]
Place - Findspot
Saqqara [?]
Material
Limestone; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Kalksten
Description, Swedish
Skendörr från Senetites grav, Saqqara, 6e dynastin. I mitten ses Senetites sitta framför ett offerbord med bröd och ett ox-ben. Hon luktar på en lotusblomma, en symbol för vällust och liv. Hieroglyferna runt omkring utgör en så kallad offer-formel som berättar om de offergåvor hon hoppas få från gravens besökare, förmedlade via guden Anubis.
Description
False door from the tomb of Senetites, Saqqara, 6th Dynasty. In the middle can Senetites be seen sitting infront of an offering table with offering bread and a leg of an ox. She is smelling a lotus flower, a symbol for pleasure and life. The surrounding hieroglyphs constitutes a so called offering formula that recalls the offerings that she anticipates from the visitors of the tomb, conveyed by the god Anubis.
Period
6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom - First Intermediate Period (c.2374-2061 BC)
Period, Swedish
6e dynastin, Gamla riket - Första intermediet (ca.2374-ca.2061 f Kr)
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
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Description
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, 1995-2016.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, digitaltmuseum.org
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Medelhavsmuseet 2012
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2012 represents pictures taken in 2012 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2012.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
alt
Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 3, In the shadow of the pyramids
alt
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 3.4
alt
Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012
alt
Description

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
1982
Time - End
2012
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:02
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
1
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label

False door from the tomb of Sentites, Saqqara

Sentites was a woman who lived during the 6th Dynasty. Here she is sitting in front of an offering table with offering bread and the leg of an ox. She smells a lotus flower, which symbolises pleasure and life.

Above her head is a list of tomb offerings: a thousand loaves of bread, a thousand jars of beer, a thousand oxen,

a thousand fowl, a thousand alabaster jars (with contents) and a thousand pieces of fine linen. The hieroglyphic inscription around the central part of the false door forms the so-called offering formula which describes how Sentites will receive offerings conveyed by the god Anubis.

Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label

Skendörr från Sentites grav i Saqqara

Sentites var en kvinna som levde under 6:e dynastin. Här avbildas hon sittande framför ett offerbord med bröd och frambenet av en oxe. Hon luktar på en lotusblomma, som symboliserar vällust och liv.

Ovanför hennes huvud finns en lista på önskade gravoffer: tusen bröd, tusen ölkrus, tusen oxar, tusen fåglar, tusen alabasterkärl (med innehåll) och tusen stycken fint linne. Hieroglyfinskrifterna runt mittdelen av skendörren återger den så kallade offerformeln, som berättar hur Sentites skall få åtnjuta offer förmedlade via guden Anubis.

Publications
Medelhavsmuseet, Bulletin I, 1961, s. 44 f.
Reference - Published in
Wångstedt, Sten V. (1961) "Einige ägyptische Grabdenkmäler" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 1 (1961), p. 42-54.
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Source - http
books.google.se, libris.kb.se
Height / Höjd
105 cm
Width / Bredd
61 cm
Depth / Djup
13 cm
Dimensions
H. 105 cm, W. 61 cm, D. 13 cm
Date - Registration
2010-01-22

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