Red Chapel

last update: 14.11.2009

South Wall - Block No. 300

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 - 1st way-station, at the 1. station Thutmosis III welcomes the barque with offering incense, thereafter, the barque is put on the pedestal inside the shrine;
on the left side of the way-station Hatshepsut is depicted offering incense in front of the barque (see right scene on block 26);

The name of the 1. station is given left:
"Amun in front of the stairs of the pr hn"
(according to Otto, 1952)

Note(s): the Osiride figures of Hatshepsut and her cartouche (above her right figure) are more or less intact, probably, the block was damaged after the chapel had been dismantled


Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)