Scarab Inscribed for Hatshepsut
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- 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 9 (I), MMA excavations, 1926–27
- Steatite (glazed)
- L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in); w. 1.1 cm (7/16 in); h. 0.6 cm (1/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1927
- Accession Number:
This scarab was discovered in one of the foundation deposits along the front wall of the lower court of Hatshepsut's funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri. It's base is inscribed with her personal name (Hatshepsut). A similar version of the same inscription may be found on another scarab (27.3.166), but the backs of the two scarabs are quite different.