Fibre glass copy of plaster cast of birth chamber at temple of Hathor at Dendera - Egyptian, 1900-1936
This panel is a copy of a relief from the wall on the birth house within a large temple complex in Dendera, Egypt. The original was carved between 31BCE and 141CE. This was when the birth house was constructed as a cult shrine. It was dedicated to the marriage of the gods Amun and Hathor and the birth of their son, Ihy. The original carving dates from the Roman period. It is one of the figures believed to represent the then Roman emperor, Trajan. The birth house was attached to the temple of Hathor. It was constructed to unify the Egyptian religion by assimilating its deity into the more prominent cult of Horus.
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Glossary: birth chamber