Esna, temple of Khnum, relief with Menhit, Thoth, and Horus

Purification Scene

Temple of Khnum, Esna

An emperor is purified by Thoth and Horus. The libation consists of alternating ankh and was symbols surrounding the king. Overlooking the scene at the right is Menhit, the lioness-wife of Khnum. The vertical molding at the far right imitates the traditional reed construction of the earliest Egyptian shrines.