Model hoe

Foundation deposit, hoe

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London UC 15864



Material(s) wood

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 Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)".

Katarzyna Kapiec


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