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Rush mat from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Of reeds; used to cover the deposits.


Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at the temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Society December 1895.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1458 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Height x width: 6 x 4.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Reeds or rushes


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits