[EGYPT 29518] 'Hathor headed columns in Dendera.' The columns in the outer hypostyle hall (or pronaos) of the Hathor Temple at Dendera are crowned by four-sided capitals carved with the face of the cow-eared goddess. The faces symbolize the four cardinal points of the universe and stress the universal character of the sky goddess Hathor, who was also called "Lady with the four Faces". The square structure that is placed on top of the actual face is a sistrum, a ritual musical instrument that produced a rustling sound that was thought to please Hathor. The tiny plates which would make the sound are not visible here, however. Instead a scene is depicted with a seated Hathor suckling the child-god Harsomptus. This part of the Dendera Temple was built during the Roman period (first century AD). Photo Mick Palarczyk.
'View under the Grand Portico, Philae, from Egypt and Nubia, Vol.1' Giclee Print - David Roberts | Art.com
Ancient Egypt- Another example of the ancient Egyptian Columns but with added color.
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View under the Grand Portico, Philae Poster
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Egypt: Temple of Dendera - Smit & Palarczyk
[EGYPT 29541] 'Architrave of astronomical ceiling in Hathor Temple at Dendera.' An architrave supporting the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera is decorated with superbly crafted hieroglyphs. The falcon within a square is the hieroglyphic sign for the patron goddess of the temple: Hathor. In the central column the group of five signs below her name mention that she is the master of Junet (the Egyptian name for Dendera). The falcon placed above…
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