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Adze from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Wooden handle with metal blade bound on with red leather thongs. Inscribed. From Deir-el-Bahari.


From the temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari; 1895: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); awarded to the EEF in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received y the MFA through subscription.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze, leather


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits