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017346

Limestone false door of KaihapFrom Saqqara, Egypt. 5th Dynasty, around 2400 BC. Kahihap was a minor official, though his titles rather grandly claim that he was 'King's Confidant' and 'Chosen Inspector Of Those Who Are In Attendance'. This false door is all that survives of his tomb-chapel at Saqqara. In addition to the normal inscriptions, the stela depicts an unusually large number of people. Either side of the couple on the central panel at the top are a row of five male and five female children, while on the jambs either side of the standing couple on the lower part of the door are six male and three female grandchildren. Below the standing figures are ten men carrying offerings, at least two of whom are 'soul priests', who would look after the rituals to be performed in the tomb.

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Limestone false door of KaihapFrom Saqqara, Egypt. 5th Dynasty, around 2400 BC. Kahihap was a minor official, though his titles rather grandly claim that he was 'King's Confidant' and 'Chosen Inspector Of Those Who Are In Attendance'. This false door is all that survives of his tomb-chapel at Saqqara. In addition to the normal inscriptions, the stela depicts an unusually large number of people. Either side of the couple on the central panel at the top are a row of five male and five female children, while on the jambs either side of the standing couple on the lower part of the door are six male and three female grandchildren. Below the standing figures are ten men carrying offerings, at least two of whom are 'soul priests', who would look after the rituals to be performed in the tomb.