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). From Deir Rifa, tomb no. 152. The excavator, Sir Flinders Petrie, noted that this find allowed him to date different forms of pottery at Deir Rifa. Very fine design. Pierced through the length and originally attached to a bronze ring which has since disintegrated.