Scarab of Hatnefer

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

Like Hatnefer's exquisite heart scarab, the small pieces of personal jewelry found on her mummy were beautifully crafted and indicate the richness of her burial. This scarab was found tied to her left thumb with a loop of 2-ply linen cord. The base is inscribed at the top with Hatshepsut's personal name and an abbreviated version of one of her principal queen's titles "God's Wife (of Amun)." Below, two kneeling figures hold what may be an emblem of the goddess Hathor.

Scarab of Hatnefer, Glazed steatite

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