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Fan fragment

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.

Provenance

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

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt

Accession Number

03.1132

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical