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Scarab of Hatshepsut
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04796c
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Hatshepsut
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: El-Riqqeh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate))
  • Date-1473 / -1458
  • PeriodHatsjepsoet-Maatkare (Egypt > New Kingdom > 18th dynasty)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,75 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab bears the throne name of queen Hatshepsut (middle 18th dynasty) and two royal epithets: ‘mistress of the two countries’ (“nb.t.ta.wy”) and ‘like Ra’ (“mi ra”).