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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."


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits