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EC272Architectural fragment in sandstone.

This item was previously catalogued as a door lintel to allow the ba bird to move between the tomb and the underworld, this is however unlikely to be its purpose.

A sun-disk is over the door with uraeus snakes protecting it. Horus, in hawk form, is immediately above the door wearing the double crown. To the left of him is a winged sun-disk.

Similar items have been found on domestic sites e.g. at Medinet Habu (Hölscher 1954, 60, pl. 37). Those at Medinet Habu were found in debris, thus their purpose was unknown. It was suggested by Hölscher that they may have had a cultic purpose. Their date appears to be Roman.

Further Reading 

Hölscher, U., 1954. The Excavation of Medinet Habu -Volume V. Post-Ramessid Remains. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Other pieces associated with architecture in the Egypt Centre