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Scarab Finger Ring Inscribed "God's Wife Hatshepsut"

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 21, third finger of man's left hand, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Steatite (glazed), silver
Dimensions:
Ring: w. 2.4 cm (15/16 in); l. with setting 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in); h. 1.3 cm (1/2 in) Scarab: l. 1.4 cm (9/16 in); w. 1.2 cm (1/2 in); th. 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.770
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This ring is typical in shape for New Kingdom rings having a mounted scarab. The inscription names the "God's Wife" Hatshepsut. It was discovered on the third finger of a man's left hand.
Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon at Thebes, Lower Asasif, tomb 37,1911; acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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