Model hoe

Foundation deposit, hoe

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.250-251



Material(s) wood

Wooden model hoe. There is a vertical inscription in incised hieroglyphs on the handle: "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)". Length of the blade: 26.2cm, length of the handle: 31cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (deposit B, group B) in 1920-1922. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness gift).