Carpenter's Chisel from a Foundation Deposit for Hatshepsut's Temple
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 2b (B), MMA excavations, 1921–22
Wood, Copper alloy
L. 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.); W. 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This chisel is one of many full-size carpenter's tools found in the foundation deposits connected with the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, many of which were inscribed with her throne name, Maatkare (see 22.3.247 and 96.4.7).
Museum excavations, 1920-1922. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1922.