Temple of Edfou
Hyppolyte Victor Valentin Sébron
An image of the hawk-headed ancient Egyptian god Horus is shown carved into the left side of the temple portal in the center of this painting. Horus was the god of day and the rising sun. His temple at modern Edfou, south the the ancient city of Luxor along the Nile River, is one of the best preserved of all ancient monuments and was a popular tourist site in the nineteenth century, when this view was painted.
Oil on canvas
28 7/8 x 48 3/4 in. (73.3 x 123.8 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: "H Sebron/1876"
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour
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