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Travertine (alabaster calcite) lotus chalice, restored

Inscribed with the names of pharaoh Amenhotep III, and a dedication to Hathor, Mistress of Turquoise. The horizontal line of hieroglyphs at the bottom record that the chalices were offered by the treasury scribe Panehesy, who led a mining expedition to Sinai in year 36 of Amenhotep's reign. From the temple of Hathor at Serabit el-Khadim; 18th Dynasty.

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