Capital in the Temple at Denderah
In some temples the pillars have, in lieu of capital, the face of a goddess, probably of Isis, with a drooping sacerdotal hood, and supporting a temple on the head. This face is repeated on four sides of the circular shaft.
KeywordsCrown, faces, column, pilaster, Egyptian architecture, egyptian capital, inverted bell, temple of denderah, dendera temple complex
A. Rosengarten, W. Collett-Sandars A Handbook of Architectural Styles (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895)