Foundation deposit, cowroid
Dimensions Width 1.4cm, Height 0.7cm
Material(s) glazed steatite
Cowroid made of green glazed steatite. On the base there is incised with Hatshepsut's nomen. Hieroglyphs are oriented vertically to the left. The other side the scarab is decorated with falcon figure in atef-crown. Wings of the falcon are raised to the top, legs are stretched out. Bird keeps shen-signs in the claws. The figure of the falcon is decorated with shallow incisions - stripes on the wings, legs and crown, checkered body. There is a hole through the middle of the scarab (on a longer side). Length 2.2cm.
HistoryExcavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1926-1927. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1927 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund).
- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973, 159-160$
- Roehrig Catharine H., The Foundation Deposits of Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple at Deir el-Bahari, in: Dorman Peter F., Bryan Betsy M., Galán José M. (eds.), Occasional Proceedings of the Theban Workshop. Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut. Papers from the Theban Workshop 2010, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 69, Chicago 2014, 150, fig. 8.19
- Roehrig Catharine H., Foundation deposits for the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, in: Roehrig Catharine H., Dreyfus Renée, Keller Cathleen A. (eds.), Hatshepsut. From Queen to Pharaoh, New Haven, London 2005, 142, fig. 75d
- Hayes William C., The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom, Cambridge, Mass. 1959, 87-88, fig. 48
- Winlock Herbert Eustis, Excavations at Deir el-Bahri 1911-1931, New York 1942, 132-135, pl. 43
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23.2, 1928, fig. 28$