© Helfried Weyer

Propped up among the ruins of Serabit el-Khadem by modern investigators, stelae from the temple of Hathor recall the ancient Egyptian cult. In the large rectangular stela, left, a king of the XIX–XX Dynasty (1307–1070 B.C.) offers two small vases to a deity; the deity originally appeared to the right of the king but has been broken off. A female figure following the king wears emblems of Hathor: a sun disk and sacred asp on her headdress and a sistrum (rattle) in each hand.