Distribution of Blocks on the South Side of the
The plan above shows the distribution of the recovered blocks across the inner
north wall of the vestibule after final reconstruction. The plan is based on the
draft published by Burgos, F., Larché, F.,
La chapelle Rouge. Le sanctuaire de barque d'Hatshepsout. CFEEK, Paris 2006 and photos taken by the author.
Blocks from 7 registers above the socle (Soubassement;
which forms the floor inside the chapel) have been recovered. No blocks have
been recovered so far from the 1st register, however, most likely the blocks
showed the same decoration as the blocks of the northern side (Rekhyt-birds on Nb-Zeichen
In contrast to scenes on blocks made of red quartzite the
decoration on the grano-diorite blocks of the south-eastern door-frame go beyond
the upper and lower borders of the registers. Therefore, the blocks which
have been recovered are presented together on one page.
Thematically several main points can be established:
Register 1, no blocks recovered
Register 2, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun
Register 3, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun, ritual purification
Register 4, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun
Register 5, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun, ritual run with vases
Register 6, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun
Register 7, Hatshepsut [offering] before Amun
Register 8, Thutmosis III offering before Amun
On single blocks the queen is embraced by Amaunet the wife of Amun.
Clicking on a number opens a separate page
showing the corresponding block.