OIP 74. Reliefs and Inscriptions at Karnak, Volume III. The Bubastite Portal The Epigraphic Survey

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The Bubastite Portal is the south entrance to the great First Court of the Temple of Amun at Karnak. It was architecturally conceived as a uniform part of the wall and colonnade surrounding the court. Had it not been for the presence of the temple of Ramses III in the way, this entrance would probably have been placed directly opposite the north entrance at a point almost exactly in the middle of the Ramses temple. Under the circumstances it was built to occupy the space between the Second Pylon and the Ramses temple, and became somewhat more elaborate than the north entrance by the necessary addition of a pilaster against each of the earlier structures.


  • Oriental Institute Publications 74
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1954
  • Pp. xiv; 1 figure, 22 plates
  • Out of Print