RP 156: A Naos of Nekhthornheb from Bubastis

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    The first full publication of a monumental red granite naos of King Nekhthorheb from the temple at Bubastis in the Nile Delta (360-343 BC).

    Originally 3.5m tall, fragments were excavated by Edouard Naville in the 1880s, many of which are now in the British Museum. The naos is an important source for late religious iconography and relief sculpture, as it bears extensive depictions of divine figures, arranged in registers, carved in exquisite detail at a small scale.

    A comprehensive photographic coverage of the architecture and decoration is presented, alongside facsimilies, plans and reconstructions. The purpose and meaning of the decoration is discussed, and the naos placed in the context of the extensive temple building programme of the 30th dynasty, which sought to complement military defence with sacred protection in the face of Persian invasion attempts.

    A chapter by Daniela Rosenow presents results from recent excavations Egyptian- German Joint Mission to Bubastis, with important new information.


    Product code: cmc0861591569
    Price category: £10 to £25
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Title: Naos of Nekhthornheb from Bubastis
    Subtitle: Religious Iconography and Temple Building in the 30th Dynasty
    Authors: Neal Spencer with contribution by Daniela Rosenow
    ISBN: 9780861591565
    Number of pages: 88
    Size: 297x210mm
    Weight: 0.3kg
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