Scarab of Hatshepsut
Foundation deposit, scarab
Dimensions Width 1.2cm
Material(s) glazed steatite
Scarab made of blue glazed steatite. Type 5 - back with marked prothorax and elytra and V-shaped marking on either wing-case. On the base there is a depiction of goddess with lion head, human body and bird's wings arranged in a gesture of protection towards cartouche with Hatshepsut's prenomen. Between wings there is shen-symbol represented. Above the scene there is a winged sun disc, blewo nb-sign. Scene is oriented vertically on the scarab. Length 1.7cm.
- ^ 1394: Scarab-shaped seals. Catalogue général des antiquités des égyptiennes du Musée de Caire, nos. 36001-37521 - - 1907 - Newberry, Percy E..
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- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973, 159-160$
- 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
- Winlock Herbert Eustis, The Egyptian Expedition 1925-1927: The Museum's Excavations at Thebes, in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23.2, 1928, fig. 28$
- 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
- 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, 143, pl. 75g