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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New Kalabsha Reconstruction (Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1279-1213 BCE (creation); ca. 1970 (other)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1279--1213en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T18:22:44Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T18:22:44Z
dc.date.issued-1279--1213en_US
dc.identifier209082en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116962
dc.descriptionDetail showing reliefs; The temple of Gerf Hussein (originally known as Per Ptah, or the 'House of Ptah') is dedicated to Ramesses II, and was built by the Viceroy of Nubia, Setau. Originally it was partially free-standing, and partially rock-cut. During the flooding of Lake Nasser the free-standing section was dismantled and has been reconstructed at New Kalabsha. Most of the rock cut temple was left in place and is now submerged beneath the waters. "The last two temples of Ramesses II's reign, at Gerf Hussein and el-Derr, are of inferior workmanship. The temple at Gerf Hussein (now submerged beneath Lake Nasser) was slightly simpler in plan than Wadi el-Sebua, although it incorporated a new feature in the form of a series of six statue groups, set into niches in the hall. Most of the temple was excavated in the rock; the very poor quality of this stone is to some degree responsible for the coarseness of the work and the squat appearance of the carved figures." Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/18/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; painted relief; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectRamses II, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectRamesside perioden_US
dc.subjectNineteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titleTemple of Gerf Husseinen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-K-4-C5en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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