Thursday doors…door of the dead

Posted: December 10, 2015 in Thursday doors
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Even though every week the bloggers who join Norm’s challenge find all sorts of interesting doors, there are always more out there.  I’m sure there are some where you live or visit and if you find some, feel free to join the challenge. Otherwise, just have fun looking at what others have found. As in my response today, the meaning is sometimes stretched a bit, but all in good fun.

This is one of our favorite old “doors”, found at the wonderful, and free, Cleveland Museum of Art.  When the girls were young, we used to go frequently, although not for long periods of time.  They always loved the Egyptian gallery and the statues with no heads, the latter usually found in the Greek and Roman galleries.  As these were some of my favorites we well, we always enjoyed ourselves.

Although in scary movies, the top of this sarcophagus would serve as a door for the original “walking dead”,  in reality it serves a less frightening but more useful purpose of showing us a bit about the burial rites of the ancient Egyptians.

copyright janet m. webb

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Comments
  1. A great example of some really fascinating types of doors Janet!! 🙂

  2. I enjoyed the stretch! Such detailed and ornate work. Really incredible.

  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Astounding amount of detailed painting both inside and out. Yes, a bit of a stretch on the definition of a door but I have seen and done worse. Besides, it was worth the trip – thanks for sharing Janet 🙂

  4. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a door I hope to never see from the inside. Great choice. You’re so right, there are always more doors.

  5. Beautiful ornamentation and a fitting subject for the challenge.
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  6. dimlamp says:

    A rather different door that, quite busy and colourful, I would conjecture that the artwork depicts something of the life of the pharaoh.

  7. A great photo this week.

  8. badfish says:

    A doorway into ancient history, eh? Love it…everything is relative. Hey, I just discovered that you were “turned off” in my Reader, so I was not receiving emails when you posted. That has happened before in my Reader. Other weird things happen, too!

  9. jan says:

    Those are doors I wouldn’t want shut on me but they are amazingly intricate!

  10. What an interesting take on the challenge Janet! Mudst have been a fascinating visit!

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s in beautiful condition, I wonder if they keep painting it.

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