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Hyposyle or Khent Hall; Denderah
William Vaughn Tupper Scrapbook Collection
On the Nile. Cairo to Luxor.
4098B.104 v31 (p.40)
Tupper, William Vaughn
G. Lékégian & Cie
Scrapbooks; Albumen prints
1 photographic print mounted on page : albumen ; page 33 x 39 cm.
Scrapbook page contains one photograph of Hypostyle Hall. One man sits in front of a column in the hall. The annotations included on this page describe the history as well as some of the artwork in Hypostyle Hall.
The first large hall of an Egyptian temple frequently bore the name of Khent Hall that is front room, as is the case here at Edfu and Philæ.; it has also several other names refering to the astronomical representations on both halves of the ceiling it is frequently called " Nut-Usekh-Urt" that is the Great Hall of the Goddess Nut who as a symbol of the vault of heaven was represented as a woman bending her face toward the earth and letting her arms hang down - Nut Two colossal representations of this figure are found on the ceiling of the Hypostyle hall at Denderah. On festal occasions the image of the goddess was conveyed in her sacred boat to the hall of Heaven to meet there the sun god his father.; 143 feet, broad 80 feet long, 50 feet high.
Page description supplied by cataloger, derived from captions and/or annotated information.; Caption on image (Denderah) Salle hyostyle.
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