Adze, Wood, bronze or copper alloy, leather

Adze

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, forecourt, Foundation Deposit 5 (E), MMA excavations, 1923–24
Medium:
Wood, bronze or copper alloy, leather
Dimensions:
l. handle 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in); l. blade 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in); w. blade 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.3.119
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
Museum excavations 1923–24. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1925.

Winlock, Herbert E. 1924. "The Egyptian Expedition 1923–1924: The Museum's Excavations at Thebes." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 12 (December, Supplement), p. 15, fig. 14.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 86.