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Egyptian architectural columns can be more or less divided into two basic classes. The first type is polygonal columns which, over time, increasing its number of sides from four to sixteen. The second class are imitations of stone plants such as papyrus, palm trees and lotus. It is possible that these imitations are a reflection of earlier times, when the structures were supported by bundles of plant material and newspapers, can be bound with ropes, animal skins and mud. 

 Column shafts are often decorated with colored representations of painting, relief carving, and remain some of the most interesting structures of architecture in Egypt. Column shafts and capitals were usually formed from stacked stone drums or drum half. These can be centered in the upper part of each course using son of lead, by aligning the marking using drums or via their centers of vertical grooves along their sides.


 Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns


Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns


Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns

Ancient Egyptian Columns


Sir Gardner Wilkinson believes he can make clear the process by which the dock plain, square, not carved was gradually developed in the column of Egyptian ornament complete. Sir G. Wilkinson of Egyptian columns in eight orders. First, the pillar justify, or by mail to the stone. This usually has a racket hieroglyphs running vertically irrefutable friends. Second is the polygonal column, plain or fluted. This is sometimes painted or otherwise decorated with curtains devices.  

Third, bud capital, or simply developed papyrus formed funk. On this point, there are three varieties. In the fourth order of the first class is found in an inverted bell. Concrete, formerly was called the lotus capital, but in the evidence, it has no resemblance to that flower. The style is the palm fifth column, and resembles the head of this tree, with the lowest or done to cut branches. 

 The constrictions are composed of five bands, but the particularity to suspend the conclusion of one piece, like an elbow to the end. The sixth style called the header to Isis, the. Unmatched being formed of one or more body politic of this deity, surrounded by a representation of a door, or small shrine with an image, sometimes practicing a cult placed above perceptible

The seventh is called compound. Trees are generally round, and in capitals, as its name suggests, is a compound of styles. The bell also has palm, palm or also at the head of Iris, are frequently found stolen reputation. The eighth is called the Osirian order to contain statues of deities evenings. 


 The order is worth noting that the Persian, or the Caryatids of the Romans and Greeks, but differs incarnate, to the extent that the habit does not support the entablature, but within a framework in place square pier that meets this requirement.


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