14 Alabaster (Calcite) Cup (or Chalice)
Not original (found inside blocking of inner doorway 13).
H. 18cm, diam. 17 cm., w. including side ornaments 30cm.
Bowl of floral form, carved in low relief on exterior to
represent the calyx or whorl of sepals and petals of a
lotus flower. It is supported by a hollow stem and foot
of inverted trumpet shape. Flanking the bowl are buds and
flowers of the lotus, in open-work, which spring from the
base of the foot, and support neb-signs upon which are
symbols hh holding ankhs signifying "eternal life". On
the central sepal of the bowl is the following legend: <> and around
the tip of bowl is a band of inscription
reading from L to R: <>, from R. to L.: <>.
Intact. Washed with cold water to remove yellowish film
deposit: removed patches of brown material from inside and
spots of brown material from outside by treatment with xylol.