<em>Model of a Temple Gateway</em>, ca. 1290-1279 B.C.E. Quartzite, 9 1/2 x 44 x 34 in., 1025 lb. (24.1 x 111.8 x 86.4 cm, 464.9kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.183. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.183_transp1764.jpg)

Model of a Temple Gateway

Medium: Quartzite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1290-1279 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 44 x 34 in., 1025 lb. (24.1 x 111.8 x 86.4 cm, 464.9kg)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 49.183

Image: 49.183_transp1764.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brown quartzite base for a votive model of the temple of Heliopolis dedicated by Seti I. Sides and front of base decorated in sunk relief with figures of Seti I, kneeling and presenting offerings. Long inscription incised in lines and columns on two sides and front of base. On top surface, double staircase leads to platform on which model of temple was placed. Depressions for walls, pylons, etc. on temple platform and for sphinxes and obelisks on each side of lower level of staircase.

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