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Model tool from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Bronze blade from a model tool; inscription on one side, partly incised and partly painted: "The good god Maatkara, Daughter of Ra, Hatshepsut, endowed with life, living eternally."

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

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.80

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits