Scarab of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, scarab

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.279



Material(s) glazed steatite

Scarab made of green glazed steatite. Type 5[1] - back with marked prothorax and elytra and V-shaped marking on either wing-case. On the base there is an inscription with Hatshepsut's prenomen: "Maat-ka-Ra, the Lord of Two Lands (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ nb tȝ.wj)". Between the name of Hatshepsut and her epithet there is a vulture in double crown depicted. In the lower part of the scarab there is a nb-sign located. Whole arrangment is vertically oriented 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).