Scarab Set in a Ring Bezel
- 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), coffin III, burial 1a, hands, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Gold, glazed steatite
- L. 2.5 cm (13/16 in.); W. 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); H. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
This scarab ring bezel was found among the hand bones of one of the unidentified adult woman buried in the tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (see 36.3.1). The well-carved scarab is inscribed on the base with a sedge plant, symbol of the Nile valley (Upper Egypt) and a bee, symbol of the Nile delta (Lower Egypt). These two hieroglyphs represent the royal title King of Upper and Lower Egypt.