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Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest.

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Names
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Ricci, Alessandro (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Religion -- Ancient -- Egypt

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1889
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX RELI-Anc-Eg
Topics
Amenhotep III, King of Egypt
Inscriptions, Hieroglyphic
Ra (Egyptian deity)
Shrines -- Egypt
Altars -- Egypt
Incense burners and containers
Priests -- Egypt -- To 499
Sistrum -- Egypt -- To 499
Hand clapping
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content : Note these details from left to right: The god Ammon-Ra is wearing a crown with two towering feathers on top. An altar made up of pillars is piled with offerings including a cattle head and haunch, as well as fruits and vegetables. The king holds two incense burners and a sheaf of papyrus stalks. A vulture spreads protective wings over the ruler's head. On the upper level, men are carrying a sculpture of the king burning incense, an incense burner, a jar of ointment, and two shrines or arks decorated with rows of sacred cobras. Below are more men carrying more shrines, incense burners and ointment pots, while the group at the front of the procession holds their hands in prayerful gestures or claps in celebration. The man in front of the first shrine shakes a rattle decorated with an animal's face.

Content : The name Amenophis is also rendered "Amenhotep" or Amunhotep". Ancient Egyptian writing indicated consonants, but not vowels, so any reconstruction of words written in hieroglyphs can only be an approximation of the real pronunciation.

Content : Printed below image: "Palais d'Aménophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest." [Palace of Amenophis III, Hall of the Four Columns, western inner wall.] Written under image: "Palace of Amenophis III - Luxor. Amenophis III, followed by priests and officers, brings offerings to the god Ammon-Ra, sitting on a throne. Among the offerings is a tiny figure of the king [upper row, center], burning incense."

Source note: Monuments de l''Egypte et de la Nubie, d''àprès les dessins exécutés sur les lieux sous la direction de Champollion-le-jeune. (Paris : Didot, 1844-1889) Guizot, M. , Publisher. Thiers, M. , Publisher. Champollion, Jean François (1790-1832), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 26.5 x 58.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 90a50d00-c5bf-012f-3edc-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1889. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6452-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6452-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1889). Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6452-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest.