good god Ea-men-kheper [Thothmes III.j, beloved of Amen: [when] was
stretched the cord in the [place called] Amensarakhu." The meaning of which
has been already discussed in the description of the hatchet. 9 in. long. Bronze,
with sycamore-wood handle.
1486. Model of a drill; the blade of bronze, tongue-shaped; the handle
of sycamore wood, pointed at the end. Drills appear to have been used by
the ancient Egyptians; and a drill-bow, as well as the collar of a drill, is
in the collections of the British Museum, from a set of carpenter's tools found
by the late Mr J. Haliburton in a tomb at Thebes. Some of the drills had
still remaining on them the marks of the wear of the cord of the drill-bows.
The present object was, however, never actually employed for the purpose, but
deposited as a model of the actual tool. Down the handle is the same in-
scription as on the previous model, but reading the other way—"The good god
Ea-men-kheper [Thothmes III.], beloved of Amen, [when] the cord was stretched
in the [place called] Amen t'ar akhu," or Amen, the strength of the Horizon.
9 in. high. Bronze and sycamore ivood.
1487. Model of a knife or small saw; the blade of bronze; the handle
of sycamore wood, and curved. The blade of the model is not notched like
a saw, but other small hand-saws employed for the purpose, and not mere
models, are also plain. The saw was called has, but on an Egyptian tablet
in the Museum of Leyden the word tefa is applied to a similar object in the
sense of "knife," or "chisel." Another tool closely resembling it in shape is
called ant, and may be either a knife or small hand-saw. The inscription is
incised on the blade of the model, and reads, neter nefer Ra men ye'per Amen
meri yatf pest nu Amen t'ar akhu, "The good god Ea men kheper [Thoth-
mes III ], beloved of Amen, when the cord was stretched in Amen-t'ar-akhu,"
the name of the edifice where the ceremony took place. 1 ft. long. Bronze
and sycamore wood.
1488. Needle, cylindrical body, pointed at end, with circular eye. 31 in.
1489. Object, supposed to be one of a pair of Egyptian castanets used in
musical performances and dances. It is in shape of the left hand and forearm,
the fingers extended; round the wrist is an armlet of two bands, repeated,