Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.275



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 for eternity (Mȝʿ.t[-kȝ]-Rʿ nb tȝ.wj ʿnḫ.tj ḏ.t)". Inscription is arranged in two columns and oriented horizontally on the scarab. Tj-sign is located in the end of whole inscription, behind the name of Hatshepsut. 


  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).