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WHA_101JN

False door of Tjetji and his wife Debet. Limestone, Fourth or Fifth Dynasty, about 2500-2400 BC. From the tomb of Tjetji at Giza. This door comes from the same tomb. False doors were the main place for making offerings in the Old Kingdom. One of the dead person's spirits would pass through the door between the worlds of the dean and the living. The Central panel of this door shoes Tjeji and Debet receiving offerings, They appear on the side panels with their children.

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False door of Tjetji and his wife Debet. Limestone, Fourth or Fifth Dynasty, about 2500-2400 BC. From the tomb of Tjetji at Giza. This door comes from the same tomb. False doors were the main place for making offerings in the Old Kingdom. One of the dead person's spirits would pass through the door between the worlds of the dean and the living. The Central panel of this door shoes Tjeji and Debet receiving offerings, They appear on the side panels with their children.