Celestial zodiac Dendera Egypt lot x 6 large prints night sky constellationsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Denderah- Ancient Egypt - Pyramids- Celestial -Astronomy -Night Sky- Zodiac.
Memoires de l'Institut Royal de France Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Tome Seizieme. [XVI-seconde partie].
Rare and important series of mid-19th century celestial images issued in Paris, 1866 by the Imprimerie Royale.
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Original fold lines as issued, all issued folded.
Plan du Portique du Grand Temple de Denderah, 1846.
Zodiaque Sculpte au Plafond du Portique du Grand-Temple d'Esne.
Zodiaque Scuipte au Plafond du Temple au Nord d'Esne.
Zodiaque Sculpte au Plafond d'Une des Salles du Temple de Denderah, 1846.
Zodiaque Circulaire, 1846.
Zoidiaque Rectangulaire de Dendera
Smallest measures c. 13 1/4" x 16".
Largest measures c. 23" x 21 1/4".
These images document the mid-19th century European re-discovery of the famous ancient Egyptian palace dedicated to the Celestial gods. Within it was found the earliest and literally only known complete rendering of the Night Sky, the constellations and zodiac signs. The famous bas relief ceiling sphere is on display in the Louvre museum, Paris.
Also along the walls were colored relief friezes depicting celestial and zodiac images, found here printed for the first time in large rare lithographed prints with original hand color.
We also have available the same suite of plates within the original book as issued.