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Model mat from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Model mat of rush, rolled and tied with papyrus string.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. 1904: Excavated by Theodore M. Davis. March 1904; awarded to Theodore M. Davis by the Egyptian government; given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis, July 6, 1905. (Accession Date: 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


19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits