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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Temple of Horus (Idfu, Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal237-57 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-237--57en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T16:17:33Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T16:17:33Z
dc.date.issued-237--57en_US
dc.identifier208644en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116524
dc.descriptionDetail of the north elevation of the enclosure wall, depicting 35 feet high reliefs; Edfu [ancient Egyptian, Behdet or Djeba; Greek, Apollinopolis; now Idfu] is the site of a temple dedicated to Horus begun by Ptolemy III Euergetes 237 BCE. The Temple of Horus, the most completely preserved of all Egyptian temples, dates mainly to the Ptolemaic period. Horus of Behdet was a divine metaphor for the living king who, having vanquished the enemy, ruled as the victorious winged sun-disc. It was therefore especially appropriate and expedient for the Greek rulers of the Ptolemaic period to venerate the victorious Egyptian divine king Horus, perhaps to reinforce their own kingship and to draw the human parallel that they had liberated Egypt from the Persian yoke. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/18/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; painted relief; limestone; graniteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectPtolemaicen_US
dc.titleTemple of Horus at Edfuen_US
dc.title.alternativeTemple of Horusen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-E-TH-C9en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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