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Double door with winged disc Egyptian architecture
simple door with  Egyptian architecture
simple egyptian door with decoration on top
simple egyptian door with lock

Title: The Conversation
Artist: Paja Jovanović

Oil on panel, Signed
Image size: 17 ½ x 13 ½ins (44.5 x 34 cm)
Frames size: 26 ¼ x 21 ½ ins (67.5 x 54.5cm)

Picture was found and copied from

houses doors in Lahun ancient Egypt

Paintings representing houses (Twelfth Dynasty, El Lahun) In the ruins of a house at El Lahun were found two paintings whose interpretation is far from certain. In the larger painting, a lower register represents three identical elements set side by side, to the left of a taller one on a lower ground line. Each has two panels in its lower part and an upper arched area with vertical bars.


A fifth element, identical with the first three, stands at the right end of the group. Between the latter and the tall unit is a rectangular element which might perhaps represent a door. In an upper register are pieces of furniture and a seated personage to whom a mirror is being presented by a servant. It is probably a view of the interior of the building according to the common convention in Egyptian drawing whereby the interior is usually represented above the exterior view. It has been surmised that the building consisted of a series of vaulted rooms with a lower wall and a barred upper part. One of these rooms projects and is accordingly drawn on a lower ground line. Another interpretation would see a series of arched wooden doors of a type known at El Lahun itself. A.B.-2 P21

The False Door of Ika

is a woodcarving work of the Fifth Dynasty in the Old Kingdom period (2780-2280 B.C.). It is a rare example of a wooden false door since these are usually carved in stone. The soul of the deceased would enter and leave the Land of the Dead through this door. The name and titles of the deceased were inscribed on it in order to perpetuate his memory, and people read them every time they presented him with offerings or recite a funerary formula on his behalf. The tablet above the niche depicts Ika and his wife sitting face to face at a table laden with loaves of bread. The symmetrical structure of the door symbolizes the happiness and harmony of the royal family.

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