Adze

Foundation deposit, tool

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 95.1415

Provenance

Description

Material(s) bronze, wood, leather

Adze composed of a wooden handle and bronze blade, tied together with red leather cord. On the wooden handle there is an inscised hieroglyphic inscription: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun, Foremost of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn ḫntj Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)".

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

Excavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895. Donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by the Egypt Exploration Fund in December 1895.

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