Adze blade

Foundation deposit, model tool

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 64.2259

Provenance

Picture/Drawing

Description

Dimensions Width 17.5cm

Material(s) bronze

Bronze model adze blade was broken into two parts. The inscription, incised on one side of the blade, informs: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra beloved of Osiris, Foremost of the Westerners in his temple in Abydos (nṯr.t nfr.t Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Wsjr ḫntj Jmn.tjw m ḥwt.f n.t ȝbḏw)".

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1964.

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