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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Agilqiyya [Philae Reconstruction] (Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.spatialFormer Site: Philae, Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Africa,en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 285-246 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-285--246en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T17:32:52Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T17:32:52Z
dc.date.issued-285--246en_US
dc.identifier209705en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 974en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117730
dc.descriptionSecond Pylon, east section, showing reliefs lower right depicting the pharaoh (Neos Dionysos); The worship of Isis was probably brought to Philae from the Delta during the 26th Dynasty. By Ptolemaic times the island was the most important place of pilgrimage of the cult of Isis (who, according to the temple myths, brought her husband Osiris back to life, symbolizing the regeneration of the natural cycle). Hundreds of reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions in the Temple of Isis provide details of the theological background, and many Greek, demotic and Meroitic graffiti throw light on the daily happenings at this centre of pilgrimage. The cult of Isis in Philae persisted even after the suppression of pagan cults (ca. 391 CE). The Temple of Isis was largely decorated under Ptolemy II Philadelphos (reigned 285-246 BCE). Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/18/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; limestone; painted reliefen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectPtolemaicen_US
dc.titleTemple of Isisen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-PH-4-F8en_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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