EGYPTION DOOR REPLICA w/MIRROR - TOMB OF UNIS-ANKH - MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON For Sale
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EGYPTION DOOR REPLICA w/MIRROR - TOMB OF UNIS-ANKH - MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON:
This is a replica of a false door from the Egyption tomb of Unis-ankh, the son of Unis, last Emperor of the Fifth Dynasty (2430-2400 BC). My wife purchased this piece from the Museum Store of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1990. The original door has since been sent to the Field Museum in Chicago, where the Museum Store DOES NOT have this replica item available. I strongly believe that this item is unavailable for purchase anywhere. There might have been one on at one time, but there isn't another on now.
The piece is 13" x 6" x 1" and made of heavy-duty plaster composite. It weighs just under 3 pounds. I still have the original invoice from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which I will send along with the item.
The mirror is surrounded by Egyptian hieroglyphics, telling the story of Unis-ankh and picturing him reaching out his hand to a table of offerings. I included a brief description from the Museum in the photographs above.
The hieroglyphics and mirror are in excellent condition, just as the piece came to us 30 years ago.
Should you have any questions about this item, I'd be happy to answer them.
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