Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.272



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! (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ nb tȝ.wj ʿnḫ.tj)". Inscription is flanked with red crowns from both sides. Inscription is arranged in two columns and is oriented horizontally on the scarab.


  1. ^ 1394: Scarab-shaped seals. Catalogue général des antiquités des égyptiennes du Musée de Caire, nos. 36001-37521 - - 1907 - Newberry, Percy E..

Katarzyna Kapiec


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).