An Entranceway at Karnak

The entrance to the temple which was once a quay built by Rameses II to give access via a canal to the river Nile. This is where boats carrying statues of the gods would have arrived and departed from the temple during festivals, such as Opet, and from where the cult statue of Amun.

Object Details

An Entranceway at Karnak

 David Roberts



Watercolor, brush and brown ink, over black chalk with scraping, on cream-colored wove paper

19 15/16 x 14 1/8 inches (507 x 358 mm)
Mrs. Vincent Astor.