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Inscribed Chisel From Foundation Deposit 2 of Hatshepsut's Valley Temple

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Hatshepsut Valley Temple, Foundation Deposit 5AFD2, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Bronze or copper alloy
l. 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in); w. 1 cm (3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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

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