Red Chapel

last update: 27.02.2007

Vestibule, North Side - Block-No. 256


Stone: red quartzite (origin - from the "Red Mountains" of Djebel Akhmar, an area near Heliopolis)


Ritual run - Hatshepsut is "Seizing the Oar" for the ithyphallic Amun-Ra, King of Gods. Here, on the northern side of the chapel she wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt.
Behind the running queen the signs are depicted which are typical for a ritual run - three  turning marks and symbols of protection (fan, hinges, scorpion, and a sign for Amun).


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Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)