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Foundation Stone with Inscriptions


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Daughter of King Thutmose I and wife of her half-brother, King Thutmose II, Queen Hatshepsut eventually ruled Egypt as pharaoh in her own right. This commemorative stone was placed at a construction site, probably of the temple built for her at Deir el-Bahari, one of the most beautiful monuments of ancient Egypt. It bears the queen's throne name, Maat-ka-re, as well as that of the temple's architect, Senenmut.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922, p. 83, no. 648; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The Good God, Maat-ka-re (Hatshepsut), Beloved of Amun, By the Overseer of the fields of Amun, Senenmut, who made these difficult (things) for Amun, by the Overseer of the House/Temple of Amun, Senenmut.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
1479-1458 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
limestone
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Accession Number
41.30
Measurements
15/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. (2.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm)
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