Red Chapel

last update: 14.11.2009

South Wall - Block No. 169

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

Opet procession from the temple of Karnak to the temple of Luxor along the 6 way-stations (barque shrines) of Hatshepsut - Hatshepsut und Thutmosis III both are shown following the barque to the 5th way-station; on the left side of station Men-cheper-ka-Ra is shown offering incense to Amun-Ra (the inscription below his hands reads "jr.t snTr n Jmn-Ra = offering incense to Amun-Ra) - he is not offering to the Osiride statue of Hatshepsut.

The name of the 5. station is:
"The 5. Station of Maat-ka-Ra, which receives the beauties of Amun"
(according to Nims, 1955)



Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)