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thebes

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This painting depicts a scene of the Opet Festival, an annual ancient Egyptian festival celebrated in Thebes (Luxor) during the season of Akhet and the flooding of the Nile. The festival was celebrated to promote the fertility of Amun-Re and the pharaoh, who was believed to be the spiritual offspring of Amun-Re. The Opet began on ll Aket 15 (between June and September) under Thutmose lll, 1458-1426 B.C., and lasted 11 days. The festival included a ritual procession of the barque (a ceremonial boat used to transport statues of gods and deities) of the cult statue of Amun-Re, supreme god, his wife, Mut, and his son, Khons. This procession carried the statue for two kilometers, from Karnak to Luxor Temple, its final destination.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5in
  • Medium: oil
  • Width: 6 ft
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 3 ft