Bemerkungen zu zwei usurpierten Säulen aus der Zeit Merenptahs

Translated title of the contribution: Comments on two reused granite columns from the time of Merenptah

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Abstract

Two examples of reused granite columns are discussed, displaying a variety of techniques of reuse in the Ramessid Period. One column, found at Tell El Yahûdîyeh, has been misinterpreted since the end of the Nineteenth Century. The other shows a unique formulation of a monolithic column into a sculpture, in which the monolithic granite column was eventually turned upside down to produce a larger naophorus statue out of the 'entasis' of the six-stemmed papyrus shaft. The origin of both columns can be attributed to the royal buildings of the Fifth Dynasty, perhaps from Abusir.

Translated title of the contributionComments on two reused granite columns from the time of Merenptah
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)276-281
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Egyptian Archaeology
Volume94
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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