Foundation deposit, tool

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.244



Material(s) wood, copper alloy, leather

Adze made of wood (handle) and copper alloy (blade). Handle and blade are corded together with red leather string. There is an inscription on the handle in incised hieroglyphs: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn m Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)". Length 17.0cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (deposit B, group B) in 1920-1922. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness gift).