Model axe blade

Foundation deposit, model tool

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London UC 15866

Provenance

Description

Material(s) copper

Model axe blade made of copper, corroded, especially on its right side. Length 10.7cm. In the middle there is an inscription in incised hieroglyphs: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun, Foremost of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn ḫntj Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)". 

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

Excavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895.

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