Foundation deposit, amulet
Wooden (ebony) tjes-knot amulet with incised prenomen of Hatshepsut on the front side. Length 12.1cm.
HistoryExcavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (deposit B, group A) in 1920-1922. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness gift).
- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973$
- Hayes William C., The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom, Cambridge, Mass. 1959, fig. 47
- Winlock Herbert Eustis, Excavations at Deir el-Bahri 1911-1931, New York 1942, 89, pl. 42