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

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, Asasif, Hatshepsut Valley Temple, Foundation Deposit 5AFD2, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Bronze or copper alloy
Dimensions:
l. 16 cm (6 5/16 in); w. 8 cm (3 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.491
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: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 86.

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