Model hoe

Foundation deposit, hoe

Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels E642



Dimensions Height 32.5cm

Material(s) wood, leather

Model wooden hoe made of two separate pieces one of which is pierced through at an angle for insertion of other piece. Bound with a red leather thongs. On a longer piece there is an incised hieroglyphic inscription: "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun, Foremost of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn ḫntj sr-ḏsrw)".

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895. Donated  by the Egypt Exploration Fund to the Musées royaux du Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles in 1904.



See also Egyptian Global Museum.