Model Knot from the Foundation Deposit for Hatshepsut's Tomb
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Hatshepsut (KV 20), Foundation deposit, Davis/Carter excavations, 1903–04
- Wood, gold leaf
- L. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
- Accession Number:
This gold-covered knot was among the objects discovered in a foundation deposit in front of the tomb of Hatshepsut (KV 20) in the Valley of the Kings. Foundation deposits often contained magical implements and amulets intended to protect building or tomb that they marked. For more information on this deposit, see 30.8.6.