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Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest.

Image ID: 1624725

Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest. (1844-1889)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Palais d'Amenophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest.


: Rey, A. -- Engraver
Lith. Kaeppelin -- Lithographer

Additional Name(s)

: Ricci, Alessandro -- Artist

Published Date

: 1844-1889


: Lithographs

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 26.5 x 58.5 cm.


: Note these details from left to right: The god Ammon-Ra is wearing a crown with two towering feathers on top. An altar made up of pillars is piled with offerings including a cattle head and haunch, as well as fruits and vegetables. The king holds two incense burners and a sheaf of papyrus stalks. A vulture spreads protective wings over the ruler's head. On the upper level, men are carrying a sculpture of the king burning incense, an ince ....
[See More...] Note 2.) Printed below image: "Palais d'Aménophis III, salle des quatre colonnes, paroi ouest." [Palace of Amenophis III, Hall of the Four Columns, western inner wall.] Written under image: "Palace of Amenophis III - Luxor. Amenophis III, followed by priests and officers, brings offerings to the god Ammon-Ra, sitting on a throne. Among the offerings is a tiny figure of the king [upper row, center], burning incense." Note 3.) The name Amenophis is also rendered "Amenhotep" or Amunhotep". Ancient Egyptian writing indicated consonants, but not vowels, so any reconstruction of words written in hieroglyphs can only be an approximation of the real pronunciation.

Original Source

: From Monuments de l'Egypte et de la Nubie, d'àprès les dessins exécutés sur les lieux sous la direction de Champollion-le-jeune. (Paris : Didot, 1844-1889) Guizot, M. , Publisher. Thiers, M. , Publisher. Champollion, Jean François (1790-1832), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Religion -- Ancient -- Egypt

Source Description

: 1 folder (7 pictures); 1 oversize folder (2 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624725

Record ID

: 1763288

Digital Item Published

: 8-25-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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