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Howard Carter's drawing of The Festival Procession of Opet

These drawings by Howard Carter show the Festival Procession of Opet in the Luxor Temple. They were commissioned by Alan H. Gardiner, and this series of ink and pencil line-drawings were created by Carter during 1916-17, but were never completed by him and were left unpublished until their presentation here. The images are of the reliefs in the Colonnade Hall and are composed from accurate scale drawings which we have digitally joined together below.

It is intended to add further scans of individual sketches, photographs and correspondence relating to this material in due course.

Reconstruction of the West Wall

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One of the drawings showing the barques of Khonsu and Mut

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PM ii2.314-15(77)-(81).
The complete publication of the Luxor Temple Colonnade can be found in the impressive volume published by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: The Festival Procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hall, Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple 1, OIP 112, Chicago, 1994.