Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.232

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.2cm

Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of blue glazed steatite. Type 5[1] - 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.

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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