Foundation deposit, tool

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.247



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 Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)". Length 33.7cm.

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).