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Whetstone

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Ahmose–Joint reign
Date:
ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 16, inside oval basket, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Fine-grained quartzite
Dimensions:
L. 9.9 × H. 1 × D. 1.8 cm (3 7/8 × 3/8 × 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.837d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This whetstone is part of a set of toiletry equipment (26.7.837a–d) that included a razor, tweezers and a mirror, and a kohl tube (26.7.1447), all found in a rush basket.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911; acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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