Wadjet-eye seal of Hatshepsut

Foundation deposit, seal

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 27.3.252



Material(s) glazed steatite

Wadjet-eye shaped seal made of green glazed steatite. On the base there is an inscription: Maat-ka-Ra, bleoved of Amun (Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj Jmn). Decoratively incised hieroglyphs are vertically oriented to the right. Inscription is vertically oriented on the scarab.

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).