Dendara : la porte d'Horus / Sylvie Cauville ; composition hiéroglyphique, Jochen Hallof ; photographie, Gaël Pollin.

Author
Cauville, Sylvie [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
French
Published/​Created
  • Le Caire : Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm

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  • Publications de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire ; 1234. [More in this series]
  • Publications de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire ; 1234.
Summary note
"The Horus Gate brings to a close the two-thousand-year-old cycle which saw Edfu and Dendara united by the closest religious ties. The domain to which it gave access constitutes an enclave within the southern city (Edfu). Horus joins Hathor, and both celebrate Osiris Pa-Akhem, in whose quadruple spirit are subsumed Re, Sokar, Horus, and Osiris. The texts indicate that the Osirian workshop was located in the domain of Horus; from there, the processions went to the Osirian necropolis, the site where the mysteries of Khoiak were performed at Dendara. Completely unpublished until now, the texts and representations from the Horus Gate, decorated in the names of Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) and Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD), constitute the final priestly production from a city already flourishing in the Old Kingdom."--Page 4 of cover.
Language note
Abstract in English and French.
ISBN
  • 2724707958
  • 9782724707953
OCLC
1262639830
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