Copper alloy dagger



Accession Number
W127
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Dagger
Periods
New Kingdom to Modern
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Thutmose III
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Length: 200mm | Width: 29mm | Depth: 7mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A copper alloy dagger with the cartouche of Thutmose III (Mn-ḫpr-Rꜥ) at the base of the blade. The object underwent XRF analysis in 2019 and was determined to have been a fake. It was possibly purchased by Wellcome in 1907 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.

Bibliography

Pietri, Renaud 2012. À propos d'une lame de poignard inscrite au nom d'un roi Menkheperrê: notes sur un objet singulier conservé au Louvre (AF 13446). Cahiers de l'École du Louvre 1, 1–10.

Inscription

mn-ḫpr-rꜥ = Menkheperre (Thutmose III)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 27 Mar 2021

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