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Model tool from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Long, thin bronze blade with wooden handle. Inscribed with cartouches. Part of the foundation deposit of Hatshepsut.

Provenance

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

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Dimensions

Length: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.78

Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits