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Fan fragment

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43)


Height x width: 7.3 x 18 cm (2 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Fragment of fan of soft wood; carved on one side with a falcon crowned with uraeus and sun disk; opposite side depicts two heads of King Thutmose IV as a sphinx flanking his own cartouche; holes drilled in top.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis