Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.205



Dimensions Width 1.2cm

Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of blue glazed steatite. Type 4[1]  - back with marked prothorax and elytra. On the base there is an inscription with Hatshepsut's full nomen: "Hatshepsut, united with Amun (ẖnm.t Jmn ḥȝt-šps.(w)t)"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


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).