Ceiling at Dendera

 

Astronomical Ceiling, Dendera

The ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall at Dendera Temple is enriched with an incredible amount of figurative detail carved in low relief and painted in subtle shades against a blue background. The subjects include numerous deities and hybrid figures (some familiar, others much less so) and even astrological elements, such as recognisable figures from the zodiac.

Fantastic photos of the “astronomical ceiling” at Dendera, posted on LiveJournal by aksanova.

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