By E. Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten Raven
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DETAILS OF SMALL WOODEN COLUMNS (From various tombs) 20 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture During the New Kingdom, the column representing a bundle of papyrus stalks with closed umbels was popularly used in temple architecture. Prisse copied this column from the botanical garden, a room in the Great Temple of Amun in Karnak known for its wall reliefs representing exotic plants, birds, and animals. The column is drawn twice to demonstrate two layers of color; the coloring on the column left is the older of the two.
The plan is flanked by two capitals: from the hypostyle hall left, and from the forecourt, right. The section is Prisse's reconstruction. THE TEMPLE OF SETI I (Plan, section &> elevation) 49 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The temple lying next to the Sphinx had recently been cleared by Mariette, and Prisse had assumed it was a tomb. Actually, it was the valley temple of the pyramid of Khephren, linked to it by a causeway. In drawing this detailed map of the site of the Giza pyramids, Prisse seems to have been more interested in the temples at the foot of the pyramids, drawn as architectural ground plans, than the rest, drawn as an aerial view.
The coloring of the column center was added by the tomb's second owner. The column right is a painting from the tomb of Haremhab, scribe of the recruits from Tuthmosis III to Amenophis III. SMALL WOODEN COLUMNS (Thebes-18th &• 20th Dvn 19 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The column above center shows an Old Kingdom example from Zawyet elMayitin (see p. 15). The capital in the upper left corner is from the Middle Kingdom tomb of Dhutihotep II in Deir elBersha, Middle Egypt. The hieroglyphs are added from another part of the same tomb.
Atlas of Egyptian Art by E. Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten Raven