Model hoe

Foundation deposit, model tool

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 95.1411



Dimensions Width 3.2cm

Material(s) wood

Model wooden hoe made of two separate pieces one of which is pierced through at an angle for insertion of other piece. Inscribed with incised hieroglyphs: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn m Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)".

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895. Donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by the Egypt Exploration Fund in December 1895.