Dendara Complex; Temple to the Birth of Isis (Dendara Temple Complex, Qina, Egypt) : View showing the remains, depicting raised reliefs

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Dendara Temple Complex, Qina, Upper Egypt, Egypt
ca. 100 BCE-14 CE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
stone
Notes:
Behind the Temple of Hathor is a temple commemorating the birth of Isis; its preserved parts, incorporating reused Ptolemaic blocks, date from the time of Augustus (reigned 27 BCE-14 CE). Its dual orientation is almost unique: the hypostyle halls (destroyed) faced the eastern gateway of the enclosure, while the sanctuary faces north towards the Temple of Hathor; the east wall of the inner part has a false door linking the two areas symbolically. The temple is compact, and the rooms flanking the sanctuary are scarcely more than corridors, but they are fully decorated. The sanctuary focuses on a unique scene of the birth of Isis, partly carved in high relief, which fills two registers; it was severely damaged in Early Christian times.
Variant Titles:
Dendera Complex; Temple to the Birth of Isis
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Greco-Roman
Ptolemaic
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-D-4-A6
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; Egypt--Religion; Roman Empire 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:
10113910
PID:
digcoll:1859912