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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.


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



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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits