Volume II Plate 36 - The Small Temple of Het-Hert at Deir el-Medina (Pilaster and bas-reliefs) ~ This is a Ptolemaic temple, built north of the village in the 3rd century BCE, and later enlarged. It was occupied by monks during the early years of Christianity.
In the center is a column in the sculpted likeness of the face of Hathor, the goddess of love and women.
Upper left: a manifestation of Amun depicted as a multi-headed ram wearing a sun disk with the royal uraeus (cobra), a symbol of divine authority
Center left: a sphinx offering a canopic jar to Horus, with the hovering vulture carrying a ma'at scepter.
Lower left: a 'wab' (pure) priest making an offering.
Upper right: depicts a priest with a Ptolemaic scepter.
Center right: Khonsu, the son of Amun-Re and Mut, and is the god of the moon. He is also revered as the god of time.
Lower right: A male ruler is illustrated offering incense.
Framed 35 1/2 inches x 28 inches ~ $2,300