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The two rows of columns along the axis of the hall rise to a height of more than 19 meters. The capital, shown here, has a diameter of almost 7 meters, and represents an open papyrus umbel. COLUMN OF THE HYPOSTYLE HALL OF KARNAK (Thebes-I9th Dynasty) 43 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The temple of Medinet Habu in western Thebes was the mortuary temple for Ramesses III. In the first court of the building, seven pillars—the Osirid Pillars—stand in a row, with a statue of the king attached to each.
CEILING PATTERNS (Memphis & Thebes-26th Dynasty) 34 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture The vulture, often painted on ceilings of temple gateways, may also appear in a tomb as did the vultures in the pattern above from the tomb of Bekenrenef (see also p. 34). Below, the pattern is a combination of vultures from two gateways in Philae: from the reigns of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II above, and Nectanebo X below. The geese center are from the New Kingdom tomb of Nebamun and Imiseba. CEILING PATTERNS (Memphis &> Thebes- 18th to 30th Dynasties) 35 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The small temple of Deir el-Medina was built in western Thebes under the Ptolemies in honor of the goddess Hathor-Maat.
This plate is the only record of the column; according to Prisse, the chapel where it stood was lost in the industrial construction work of the pasha. PILLARS OR SQUARE COLUMNS (Thebes-18th Dynasty) 16 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture This and the following two plates constitute a collection of light wooden columns, recorded mostly from private tombs of the New Kingdom. The first column, left to right, was from a private Theban tomb; the second, an Old Kingdom example from the 5th Dynasty, comes from the famous mastaba of Ti in Saqqara.