Gold bowl of general Djehuty, given by King Thutmose IIIThree…

Gold bowl of general Djehuty, given by King Thutmose III

Three concentric motifs adorn the bottom of the bowl : a central rosette is surrounded by fish, ringed in turn by a frieze of papyri. The text engraved around the rim of the bowl from right to left is worded as follows: “Granted by royal favor of Menkheperre (Thuthmose III), King of Upper and Lower Egypt, to his excellency the noble, father of the god, beloved of the god, man of confidence of the king in all foreign lands and on the islands amid the sea, he who fills the stores with lapis lazuli, silver and gold, the general, the favorite of the perfect god, he who was created by the Lord of the Two Lands, the royal scribe Djehuty, acquitted.” New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. Reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479-1425 BC. Now in the Louvre.

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