Saturday, May 23, 2009

The White Chapel Offering Lists

The western side of the exterior of the White Chapel has carved into it a list of the Nomes (government districts, states or provinces) Upper (Southern) Egypt, while the western wall contains a list of Nomes for Lower (Northern) Egypt. Note that, unlike the carvings inside the chapel, these carvings are in sunk relief instead of the more expensive and difficult to execute raised relief carvings.
Each Nome has offerings of food, cloth, etc. listed. At the top of each column is the Nome's "standard". The third row of each column shows the amount of the offering being made to that Nome.

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