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Model of a Votive Temple Gateway at Heliopolis (49.183)

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This reconstruction was worked up from the early Nineteenth Dynasty base of a model temple gateway in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (acc. no. 49.183) decorated with representations of King Sety I making offerings. The bottom of this model has been cast from the original and painted brown to match its quartzite stone. The statues, flagstaffs, pylon, and sidewalls, all of which were lost from the original, have been reconstructed to fit the depressions in the base. The result simulates the basic elements of a typical approach to a temple of the New Kingdom.
MEDIUM Plaster
DIMENSIONS 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 44 in. (108 x 87.6 x 111.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Model of a Votive Temple Gateway at Heliopolis (49.183). Plaster, 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 44 in. (108 x 87.6 x 111.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.228. Creative Commons-BY
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