Scarab of Hatnefer
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
- ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), Mummy of Hatnefer, tied to left thumb, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Glazed steatite
- L. 2 cm (3/4 in.); W. 1.4 cm (9/16 in.); H. 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
Like Hatnefer's exquisite heart scarab (36.3.2), 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.