Red Chapel

last update: 29.11.2009

North Wall - Block No. 273

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

Beautiful Feast of the (Desert) Valley, Register 3, procession from Karnak to Deir el-Bahari.
The block shows the barque after her arrival at Djeser djeseru. The barque has been carried into the sanctuary (right) and put down on a pedestal called "The Great Seat". In front of the sanctuary a heap of offerings is shown (middle). Queen Hatshepsut is depicted left of the heap of offerings. According to the inscriptions she is shown "Blessing the offerings to Amun-Ra four times just when he goes up to Djeser djeseru."

Behind Hatshepsut the "Good God, Lord of the Two Lands, Men-kheper-Ra (Thutmosis III)" is shown offering incense again.



Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)