Scarab Inscribed for Queen Ahmose
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Thutmose I
- ca. 1504–1492 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), coffin III, burial 2, left hand, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Gold, glazed steatite
- L. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); H. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
This ring bezel was found among the hand bones of an unidentified woman who was buried in the tomb of Hatnefer (see 35.3.1). The inscription on the base reads: The King's Great Wife, Ahmose. Ahmose was the principal queen of Thutmose I and the mother of Hatshepsut.