Model tool from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Hatshepsut

Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.80

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Bronze blade from a model tool; inscription on one side, partly incised and partly painted: “The good god Maatkara, Daughter of Ra, Hatshepsut, endowed with life, living eternally.”

Provenance

From the tomb of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings. 1904: excavated by Theodore M. Davis; awarded to Theodore M. Davis in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis, July 6, 1905.

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis