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This artwork shows the famous false door that is seen in lots of egyptian funerary art. This is a huge false door made of limestone that imitates a door and is used for the dead to receive food or offerings from visitors and still be apart of the living world spiritually. Egyptians believed that the door allowed the “Ka to pass through them” which was a particular part of the soul that acts as a shadow or another exact version of the person’s body and is thought to be able to go through the false door and into the living world after death. The popularity of false doors began in the Old Kingdom and has been used in tomb art since. Later on they became so universal and used in all egyptian tombs and also settled with painted false doors.


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