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 7 (G), MMA excavations, 1926–27
- Steatite (glazed)
- L. 1.5 cm (9/16 in); w. 1.2 cm (1/2 in); h. 0.6 cm (1/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1927
- Accession Number:
This scarab was found in one of the foundation deposits placed along the front wall of the lower court of Hatshepsut's funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri. The inscription on the base records Hatshepsut's personal name (Hatshepsut), which means "foremost of noblewomen." Two other scarabs from the same foundation deposit have similar versions of the same inscription, though the style is not exactly the same (27.3.168, 27.3.172). The backs of the scarabs are also similar.