The Temple of Khnum at Esna (Latopolis)


The Temple of Khnum at Esna (Latopolis)

An original antique lithographic print of the facade of the portico and plan of the temple of Khnum at the modern site of Esna, known to the Greeks as Latopolis, and to the ancient Egyptians as Ta-senet, in Upper Egypt.

19th century, after Denon's illusration,
printed in Italy.
Width of frame: 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm).
Framed between glass.

The French archaeologist Dominique-Vivant Denon was the first to study Latopolis at the turn of the 19th century. The temple of Khnum was built of red sandstone with a portico of six rows of four columns each. The lotus-leaf capitals of each column are all distinct from one another.

Inv#: 5090


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