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Door Socket

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Object Number:E3959
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Hierakonpolis
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Sandstone
Iconography:person
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

Description

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.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Freeman, Michael, and Frame, Grant, and Ousterhout, Robert G. 2016. Magic in the Ancient World.. Philadelphia. pg. 32 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 17,22View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Patch, Diana C. 2011. The Dawn of Egyptian Art.. New Haven. Yale University Press. pg. 275 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 156,191/cat.134, fig 42View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Winegrad, Dilys P. 1993. Through Time, Across Continents.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 30, fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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