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Scarab Inscribed with a Hieroglyphic Motif

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 9 (I), MMA excavations, 1926–27
Medium:
Steatite (glazed)
Dimensions:
L. 1.8 cm (11/16 in); w. 1.2 cm (1/2 in); h. 0.8 cm (5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.3.391
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926–1927. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1927.

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