Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.219

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.2cm

Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of green glazed steatite. Type 5[1] - back with marked prothorax and elytra and V-shaped marking on either wing-case. On the base there is an inscription with Hatshepsut's prenomen flanked by two red crowns. Decoratively incised hieroglyphs are horizontally oriented to the right. Inscription is horizontally oriented on the scarab. Length 1.7cm.

Footnotes

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

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

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).

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