Temple of Amun-Re; Festival Hall of Thutmose III (Karnak, Thebes, Egypt) : Sanctuary of Alexander, interior view, showing painted raised reliefs

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Karnak, Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt
1479-1425 BCE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990-1999
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
painted raised relief
stone
Notes:
This stands to the east of the main temple complex. Between the sanctuary and the festival hall is an open space, and this is thought to be where the original Middle Kingdom shrines and temples were located, before their later dismantling. The Festival Hall (or Akh-menu - "the most glorious of monuments") itself has its axis at right-angles to the main east-west axis of the temple. It was originally built for the celebration of the sed-festival (Royal Jubilee) of Thutmose III, and later became used as part of the annual Opet Festival. "In expanding the Temple of Amun at Karnak, Tuthmosis III rebuilt the court of Tuthmosis I (reigned ca. 1493-ca. 1482 BCE) and the shrine containing the portable bark of the god, added several pylons, dedicated seven obelisks and erected a vast festival complex notable for its imaginative depictions of Syrian flora.
Variant Titles:
Jubilee Temple
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
18th Dynasty
New Kingdom
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-K-TA-4-F6
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; deities; recreation and games; festivals; rulers and leaders; Egypt--Religion carving ; construction buildings; religious buildings; temples Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C.
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:
10114634
PID:
digcoll:1856695