Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



Small Temple of Ramesses III at Karnak. This photo depicts the colonnade of broken osiriform statues found on the east side of the forecourt. The statues represent Ramesses III (ca. 1182 B.C.) standing erect as the god Osiris, with arms crossed and holding the crook and flail. Ramesses III built this small temple in the First Court of the great temple of Amun at Karnak. It functioned as a way-station for the portable barks and statues of Amun, Mut and Khonsu when carried in procession. The white stains on the legs of the statues are the efflorescence of salts resulting from high levels of moisture and groundwater in the modern environment. (Caption - Peter Piccione)


All the photographs were made with a Fujica G617 Panorama Camera. The film is TriX. The prints are made on llford Mulitgrade Fiber base paper. The original prints are 7"x22" on 10"x24" paper.


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