Temple of Amun-Re; First Pylon, Great Court and Great Hypostyle Hall (Karnak, Thebes, Egypt) : The Great Court, a wall in of the barque niche for Khonsu (on the north side as one enters the court)

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Karnak, Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt
1540-1075 BCE
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990-1999
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
limestone
painted raised relief
stone
Notes:
An avenue of sphinxes leads from the quay to Pylon I, which is the highest and most recent gateway at Karnak. This is the entrance to the 'Great Court', at the centre of which are the pillars of a 25th Dynasty kiosk built by Taharqa (reigned ca. 690-664 BCE). On each side of the court is a 19th Dynasty resting-chapel. At the rear of the 'Great Court', Pylon II leads to the 'Great Hypostyle Hall', which extends as far as Pylon III. The ceiling of the 'Hypostyle Hall' is 23 m high and supported by 134 papyriform columns.
Variant Titles:
Temple of Amun-Re; Area of Pylons I-III
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
New Kingdom
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-K-TA-1-E9
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; rulers and leaders; Egypt--Religion; Ramses II, King of Egypt construction buildings; religious buildings; temples; built works; gate structures; pylons; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (s
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:
10114446
PID:
digcoll:1860429