Pavilion of Nectanebo II (Agilqiyya [Philae Reconstruction], Aswan, Egypt) : The west face, showing inter-columnar walls

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt
360-343 BCE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
painted relief
stone
Notes:
The kiosk or vestibule of Nectanebo is a hall with screen walls linked by graceful columns. Of its original fourteen Hathor pillars, only six remain. The screens between the columns are some six feet high, crowned with concave cornices and rows of uraeus-serpents. The screens are carved with reliefs showing Nectanebo sacrificing to the gods. "The oldest constructions are the middle gate of the 1st pylon and the small hall, both built by Nectanebo II (reigned 360-343 BCE). This hall was part of an earlier temple, which at first stood to the north of the 1st pylon but which was later shifted (in the early Ptolemaic period) to the southern end of the island of Philae, in order to make way for the new Temple of Isis.
Variant Titles:
Hall of Nectanebo II
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Ptolemaic
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-PH-2-A4
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 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:
10114944
PID:
digcoll:1856720