Scarab inscribed for the King's Daughter Hatshepsut
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 8 (H), MMA excavations, 1926–27
- Steatite (glazed)
- L. 1.8 cm (11/16 in.); W. 1.3 cm (1/2 in.); H. 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1927
- Accession Number:
During the 1926-1927 excavation season, the Museum's Egyptian Expedition uncovered three foundation deposits along the eastern enclosure wall of Hatshepsut's funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri in Western Thebes. Among the contents were 299 scarabs and stamp-seals. Sixty-five of these are now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and the rest were acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.
Among the inscriptions on the bases of these scarabs and seals are examples of every title Hatshepsut held, from the time she was "king's daughter" during the reign of her father, Thutmose I; through the time she was queen of her half-brother, Thutmose II; and during her co-reign with her nephew/step-son, Thutmose III.
This scarab is the sole example recording her title "King's Daughter, Hatshepsut."