Conjectural reconstructions of the Mammisi Temple (birth house) on Elephantine Island, Aswan and the Temple of Khons (Khonsu) at Karnak: elevations, perspectives, sections and plans

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RIBApix ref no RIBA32568
Artist/PhotographerFletcher, Sir Banister Flight (1866-1953)
CountryEgypt
CityKarnak
Image Date1937
StyleEgyptian
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA910/12
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Reproductions of a set of ‘Lecture Diagrams’ published with the tenth edition of Banister Fletcher's 'A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method' (1938), revised and corrected for the 11th edition (1943) onwards. They were used for block-making because the original blocks were destroyed at the printers in 1942. The indicated revisions likely principally date from the first post-war edition (13th edition, 1946). Various references suggest this set of Lecture Diagrams came from Sir Banister Flight Fletcher's office and were re-used until the 18th edition (1975). The temple on the Island of Elephantine was destroyed in 1922 and the drawing shown here shows it before this occurance.

Subject tags

columns, temples