Kiosk of Trajan (Agilqiyya [Philae Reconstruction], Aswan, Egypt) : The west elevation, close view at entry

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt
ca. 14-117 CE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
stone
Notes:
The Pavilion of Trajan (also Kiosk of Trajan) is a rectangular building that has fourteen columns with beautifully carved floral capitals that once supported a wooden roof. Only two of the screen walls between the columns are completed. They show the Emperor Trajan burning incense before Isis and Osiris and offering wine to Isis and Horus. The Kiosk is often ascribed to Trajan, but might well have been built earlier than this, possibly during the reign of Augustus. This unfinished building is one of the most popular monuments of Philae and in ancient times was probably intended to serve as a ceremonial landing stage for the island temple.
Variant Titles:
Pavilion of Trajan
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Ptolemaic
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-PH-6-B3
Genre:
architecture (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; Roman Empire carving ; construction building divisions; rooms and spaces; entrance halls; 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:
10115050
PID:
digcoll:1851864