Temple Complex at Kom Ombo (Kawm Umbu, Egypt) : Courtyard of Augustus, showing column remains

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Kom Ombo now known as Kawm Umbu, Kawm Umbu, Upper Egypt, Egypt
ca. 180 BCE-117 CE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
painted relief
stone
Notes:
Kom Ombo is a site on a promontory of the west bank of the Nile, between Aswan and Edfu. Very little remains of the ancient Egyptian city of Ombos, which in Ptolemaic times (ca. 332-30 BCE) was capital of the 1st nome of Upper Egypt. However, the temple complex, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sebek [Sobek] and the hawk-god Haroeris (an aspect of Horus), is well preserved. The main temple was first constructed in the reign of Ptolemy VI Philometor (reigned 180-145 BCE), but its decoration continued throughout the Ptolemaic era (particularly in the reign of Ptolemy XII Auletes; ca. 80-51 BCE) and the period of Roman rule (Augustus, Tiberius, Domitian and Trajan; ca. 30 BCE-117 CE).
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Ptolemaic
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-KO-TC-B10
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; Roman Empire carving ; construction building divisions; rooms and spaces; religious building spaces; chapels (rooms or structures); buildings; religious buildings; temples; complexes; sites (l
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:
10114714
PID:
digcoll:1859805