Beit el-Wali [New Kalabsha Reconstruction] (Aswan, Egypt) : The forecourt, frontal view of the east wall, depicting reliefs

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt
ca. 1279-1213 BCE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990-1999
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
stone
Notes:
During the reign of Ramesses II many temples were built in Nubia, the earliest of which is the rock temple of Beit el-Wali (now re-erected at New Kalabsha, near Aswan). Here a narrow hall, originally covered with a barrel vault rising from a cavetto cornice, gave access to a transverse hall, the roof of which was supported by two rather squat polygonal columns. Alterations had been made during the construction of this temple; originally one door led from the outer hall, but two more were added when statue niches were placed in the transverse hall.
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
19th Dynasty
New Kingdom
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-K-6-B6
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
religious buildings: temples (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; rulers and leaders; Egypt--Religion; Ramses II, King of Egypt carving ; construction buildings; religious buildings; temples; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (sites)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10114411
PID:
digcoll:1847038