Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.239

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.1cm

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 with Hatshepsut's prenomen flanked from the left side with ʿnḫ-sigh and from the right with tj-sign. Togehter the inscription can be read as: "Maat-ka-Ra, may she live (or living) (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ ʿnḫ.tj)". Hieroglyphs are oriented vertically on the scarab. Length 1.5cm.

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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