Foundation deposit, hoe
Model wooden hoe made of two separate pieces, thicker one of which is pierced through at an angle for insertion of thinner piece. Length 31.0cm. There are special notches for cord. Blade now broken in socket. One handle is inscribed with incised hieroglyphs: "Good God, Maat-ka-Ra, may she live, beloved of Amun of Djeser-Djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿʿnḫ.tj mrjj.t Jmn m Ḏsr-ḏsrw)".
HistoryExcavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895.
- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973, 157$
- Naville Edouard, The Temple of Deir el-Bahari. Part VI. The Lower Terrace, Additions and Plans, Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 29, London 1908, 9
- Petrie William Matthew Flinders, Tools and weapons illustrated by the Egyptian collection in University College, London, and 2.000 outlines from other sources, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, London 1917, pls LXVIII, 58
- Porter Bertha, Moss Rosalind L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings II. Theban Temples, 2nd ed., Oxford 1972, 368
- 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, 148-149, fig. 8.12