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Model mold for brick-making, from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Wood model of a brick-making mold, inscribed along side: "The good god Maatkara, Daughter of Ra, Hatshepsut, endowed with life."


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


Height x width x length: 4.3 x 6 x 11.8 cm (1 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits