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Bibil Identifier bibil:205620
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Identity of the Nabataean 'Painted House' Complex at Baidha, North-West Petra
Author Twaissi, Saad
Author Abudanh, Fawzi
Author Twaissi, Qais
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 142, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 31-42 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract An attempt is made to shed light on the identity of the Nabataean 'Painted House' from an understanding of its plan, the content of the painting and the function of the associated features, mainly the water installations. This study reveals new mythological figures unnoticed by previous scholars. These include additional cupids and, most importantly, Isis. The water installations of the monument, its functions and meaning, the content of the painting combined with comparative studies of Mediterranean and Near Eastern evidence all suggest that this monument was an Isiac (Isis) sanctuary devoted to her as a goddess of improved quality of life, good crops, good herds, and love.
DOI 10.1179/003103210X12581223412784
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Nabateans
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Architecture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Isis
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