Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.194



Dimensions Width 1.2cm

Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of green glazed steatite. Type 4[1] - back with marked prothorax and elytra. On the base there is an inscription: "Living [God's] wife, Hatshepsut ( ʿnḫ ḥm(.t) [nṯr] ḥȝt-šps.wt)". Incised hieroglyphs are vertically oriented to the right.  Inscription is vertically oriented on the scarab. Length 1.6cm.


  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