Scarab of Hatshepsut
Foundation deposit, scarab
Material(s) glazed steatite
Scarab made of green glazed steatite. Type 4 - 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.
- ^ 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- Weinstein James Morris, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania 1973, 159-160$
- 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
- 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, 88
- Winlock Herbert Eustis, Excavations at Deir el-Bahri 1911-1931, New York 1942, 132-135