Grand Entrance to the Temple of Luxor.
London Published by F.G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle St. Aug.t 1.st 1848.
Tinted lithograph. 411 x 611mm. 16¼ x 24".
Luxor Temple, the large Ancient Egyptian temple complex on the east bank of the Nile River. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the centre of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival itself was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
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