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Philae: Painted column capitals (1844)

Painted column capitals at Philae (Denkmaler v.1, 1849) .

This lithograph from the German Expedition of 1844-7 shows  original colors painted on the capitals at the Temple of Isis at Philae.  Faces of Isis are shown at top left, while at top right are faces of the fertility god Bes.

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