Red Chapel

last update: 14.11.2009

South Wall - Block No. 170

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 - the procession approaches the 6th way-station; on the left side of station Hatshepsut is shown offering incense to Amun-Ra (the inscription below his hands reads "jr.t snTr n Jmn-Ra = offering incense to Amun-Ra) - she is not offering to her own Osiride statue!

The name of the 6. station is:
"The 6. Station of Maat-ka-Ra, Amun, Holy of Steps"
(according to Nims, 1955);



Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)