Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.185



Dimensions Width 1.2cm, Height 0.7cm

Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of green glazed steatite. Type 5[1] - back with marked prothorax and elytra V-shaped marking on either wing-case. On the base there is an inscription: "God's wife, Hatshepsut (ḥm.t nṯr ḥȝt-šps.wt)". Incised hieroglyphs are vertically oriented to the right. Inscription is oriented horizontally on the scarab. Length 1.7cm.


  1. ^ According to 1394: Scarab-shaped seals. Catalogue général des antiquités des égyptiennes du Musée de Caire, nos. 36001-37521 - - 1907 - Newberry, Percy E.

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated 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).