False door


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(Arch.) the representation of a door or window, inserted to complete a series of doors or windows or to give symmetry.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Chapter II presents the raison-d'etre of the volume, which is to determine the cultic character as well as importance of the (sub)themes on the tomb's false door and west wall especially, whether these were subject to chronological developments, and what such changes indicate about the on-going provisioning of the deceased's ka by the individuals tasked with this responsibility.
His topics include the methods employed in the present study, the co-occurrence of sub-themes on the western wall, the decoration of the false door, the entrance jambs and entrance thickness, and the other three walls of the chapel.
When Kim discovers a false door, she goes back in time 200 years to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.
She saw that the architecture of the structure led to an entryway, which led to a corridor, which in turn led to a false door. Now employed by Encyclopedia Americana as a picture researcher, with access to images from many cultures, Dennis recognized the false door as a type of spirit door separating the worlds of the living and the dead.
For example, a false door in the main entryway, which opens to the back of the grand spiral staircase, contains a rough ladder nailed to the wall.
The Antiquities Ministry cited Sabry Abdel-Aziz, head of its pharaonic sector, as saying the tomb of Hetep-Ka, in the ancient burial ground of Saqqara, was broken into and a false door was stolen along with objects stored in the tomb.
If you don't want to spend money replacing electrical goods that work perfectly well, you could consider adding false door fronts to disguise the hard-working appliances which every kitchen needs.
At its entrance was a false door inscribed with hieratic instructions for the tunnel's builders: "Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider", reports The Independent.
Egypt A large red granite false door belonging to the tomb of Queen HatshepsutOs vizier User and his wife Toy has been unearthed in front of Karnak Temple.
Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell will create a 'peephole' in a false door where viewers can spy into Lady Middleton's 'bedroom' and see someone dressing and undressing.
Q Where can I buy plastic clips for a false door to cover a dishwasher?
If your garden feels hemmed in by walls, build a false door. Mulligan made one from rough-hewn recycled redwood and put it against the retaining wall at the wall's highest point; it gives the appearance of space on the other side.