Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.253

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.3cm, Height 0.7cm

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: Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj Jmn). Decoratively incised hieroglyphs are vertically oriented to the right. Inscription is vertically 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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