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Model chisel from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Long, thin blade, wooden handle inscribed with cartouche.


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

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

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Length: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, wood


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits