Saturday, 4 June 2011

Ebony Shrine at Deir el Bahri

This is an interesting article by Tim Reid, from the Egyptians blog.

Ebony Shrine of Deir el Bahri

Here are two excellent resources on the Ebony Shrine:

Naville, Edouard

The temple of Deir el Bahari (Band 2): The Ebony shrine, northern half of the middle platform

London, 1896

A full download is available via the Heidelberg University site. I will add that i was redirected to the Heidelberg Uni' site from the Egyptological Book Series Online.

The second article is courtesy of Etana and kindly pointed out to me by Tim.

ANCIENT RECORDS OF EGYPT ' HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS FROM TEE EARLIEST TIMES 30 THE PERSIAN CONQUEST. COLLECTED EDITED AND TRANSLATED WITH COMMENTARY JAMES HENRY BREASTED, PH.D.
VOLUME I1 THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY
The Ebony Shrine is today housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Thank you to Andie for the heads up on the database from the Griffith Institute.

Deir el-Bah.

ri. Great Temple of Hatshepsut. Shrine of Anubis. Found on roof.

ii2.355

Leaf of door and left side of ebony shrine, dedicated to Amun by Hatshepsut, re-used by Tuthmosis IV,

with erasures by Amenophis IV, in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, CG 70001 (JE 30739-40).

Roeder, Naos 1-11 pls. 1-3. See Maspero, Guide (1915), 510 [4920], 524 [5225].

Deir el-Bah.ri. Great Temple of Hatshepsut. Upper court. Finds

Quoted from page 311/1240.

Regards,
Stuart


7 comments:

tim said...

Hi Stuart

Hope this works under Thutmosis II.

http://www.etana.org/sites/default/files/coretexts/14897.pdf

Stuart Tyler said...

Thanks Tim. I was looking under Hat, rather than under TIII, which is where i went wrong.

I will print it out and have a good read this evening.

Regards,
Stuart

Stuart Tyler said...

I meant TII,

Stuart

tim said...

I found a picture of the shrine

http://diglit.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/naville1896bd2/0024/image?sid=3126c33bd2b547c0de9a390a20af8851#current_page

Stuart Tyler said...

It's a beauty, isn't it. Thanks.

I am trying to locate its whereabouts (i believe the Cairo Museum), but unlike to British Museum, the CM does not have a dedicated site with all of their artifacts.

Saying that, we do have this project, which i believe is ongoing:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4191286/Egyptian-Museum-in-Cairo-Database-Project-Implementing-EMu

I will email them this week to see how they are getting on.

If anyone knows a good source apart from the Global Egyptian Museum (i have tried these)- please pass it on.

Stuart

Stuart Tyler said...

Going through this database:

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/3cairo.pdf

I am on page 6 of 1240!

Thanks to Andie for this post:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-online-resources-at-griffith.html

Stuart

Stuart Tyler said...

Post updated

Stuart