Scarab Inscribed for the Female Horus Wosretkau (Hatshepsut),

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116


Public Domain


Object Details

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 18, early

Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 7 (G), MMA excavations, 1926–27

Medium: Steatite (glazed)

Dimensions: L. 1.5 × W. 1.1 cm (9/16 × 7/16 in.)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1927

Accession Number: 27.3.283

Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926–1927. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1927.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 88.