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Model adze from foundation deposit of Thutmose III

Wooden model of an adze (opening of the mouth implement), inscribed with the name of the temple of Thutmose III at Deir el-Bahari.


From Deir el-Bahari, temple of Tuthmosis III [J. Lipinska]; by 1959: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1959: Given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits