Green glazed Egyptian steatite scarab shaped seal inscribed with the name 'Maatkara (Hatshepsut) King of Upper Egypt'. The throne name (prenomen) of Hatshepsut (Maatkara) is formed from three hieroglyphs contained within a cartouche. Beside the cartouche is a large hieroglyph of a bee above a basket, being part of the royal titulary Nsw-Bity (Lord of Upper Egypt). Originally attached to a bronze ring which has since disintegrated. Petrie notes that this find allowed him to date different forms of pottery of Deir Rifa. Very fine design. Excellent preservation. Pierced through the length for suspension.