Foundation deposit, tool
Dimensions Width 3.6cm
Material(s) wood, copper alloy or bronze
Chisel made of copper or bronze alloy (sharp blade) and wood (handle). On the wooden handle there is and vertical inscription in incised hieroglyphs: "Good Goddess Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun, Foremost of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr.t nfr(.t) Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn ḫntj Ḏsr-ḏsrw)". Length 33.7cm.
HistoryExcavated 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).
- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973, 158$
- Roehrig Catharine H., Foundation deposits for the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, in: Roehrig Catharine H., Dreyfus Renée, Keller Cathleen A. (eds.), Hatshepsut. From Queen to Pharaoh, New Haven, London 2005, 144, fig. 76f
- Roehrig Catharine H., The Foundation Deposits of Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple at Deir el-Bahari, in: Dorman Peter F., Bryan Betsy M., Galán José M. (eds.), Occasional Proceedings of the Theban Workshop. Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut. Papers from the Theban Workshop 2010, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 69, Chicago 2014, 150
- Hayes William C., The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom, Cambridge, Mass. 1959, 86, fig. 47
- Winlock Herbert Eustis, Excavations at Deir el-Bahri 1911-1931, New York 1942, 89, pl. 42