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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pyramids of Giza, Desert, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2520-2494 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2520--2494en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T16:19:50Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T16:19:50Z
dc.date.issued-2520--2494en_US
dc.identifier208752en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 747en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116632
dc.descriptionContext view, looking southwest, showing the east face (the Sphinx Valley Temple is in the foreground at right); In general, however, the complex of Khafre is much better preserved than that of Khufu: parts of the mortuary temple survive, while the valley temple has been substantially reconstructed, and the entire length of the causeway can be traced. The valley temple at the end of the causeway, beside the Sphinx, is an austerely beautiful building, square in plan, with twin entrances, battered exterior walls and a central T-shaped hall lined with monolithic piers which supported a flat roof; the contrast in colour between their pink granite casing and the polished white calcite floor is highly effective. In places the temple's granite facing was carved with hieroglyphic inscriptions in sunk relief displaying great mastery of the hard stone; they are among the earliest known examples of this technique. The spaces between the piers may have been occupied by the magnificent seated hardstone statues of Chephren [Khafre] found in the temple (e.g. Cairo, Egyp. Mus., JE 10062); fragments of 23 similar statues were found in a pit in an antechamber. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; granite; alabasteren_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titleValley Temple of Khafreen_US
dc.title.alternativeValley Temple of Chephrenen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-G-3-A1en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypenecropolis (cemetery form)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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