Adze blade

Foundation deposit, model weapon

Collezioni Egittologiche dell'Università di Pisa, Pisa

Provenance

Picture/Drawing

Description

Dimensions Width 4.5cm

Material(s) bronze

Miniature bronze adze blade with socket into which the handle was fitted. Decorated with an inscription "good god Men-kheper-Ra beloved of Hathor Lady od Dendera (nṯr nfr Mn-ḫpr-n-Rʿ mrj Ḥwt-Ḥr nb.t Jwnjj.t).

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Object was purchased on the antiquities market in 2001 and donated to the collections by Monica Benvenuti from Livorno.

Bibliography

  • Silvano F., Hatshepsut e Thutmosi III nelle Collezioni Egittologiche dell Università di Pisa, Egitto e Vicino Oriente XXIX, 2006, 69-74, fig. 12, no. 12