Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.270

Provenance

Description

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: "Maat-ka-Ra, the Lord of Two Lands, may she live, given life for eternity (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ nb tȝ.wj ʿnḫ.tj dj ʿnḫ ḏt)". Inscription is horizontally oriented on the scarab. The term ʿnḫ.tj is divided with the name of Hatshepsut - on the left there is ʿnḫ, tj is on the right together with the rest of the inscription. Glaze is mostly washed off from the base. 

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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