False Door of Nikaure
During the days of the Old Kingdom, it was believed there was a door that allowed the
soul of the deceased to enter and leave the Land of the Dead. According to this
religious belief the door allowed the deceased to hear the prayers from the living and
receive offerings. This False door comes from the tomb of the Judge and Director of
Mails, Chief Secretary of the Great Palace, Nikaure. Inside are chambers and chapels
that include his wife, Ihat, a priestess of Hathor, and their son.
I choose the False Door because it shows that even in death, Egyptians had a strong
belief in being able to continue socializing and interacting with the living.
Life after death
227 cm Width 235 cm