Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lump of Red Jasper

New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty 20
reign of Ramesses IV
ca. 1200–1085 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Ramesses IV temple over Valley Temple of Hatshepsut, foundation deposit, Carnarvon excavations, 1911
Red jasper
L. 1 cm (3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Excavated by Carter and Carnarvon in 1911 in the area of the Valley Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Allotted to Lord Carnarvon in the division of finds by the Egyptian Government. Purchased by the Museum with the Carnarvon Collection from Lady Carnarvon in 1926.

Carnarvon, 5th Earl of and Howard Carter 1912. Five Years' Explorations at Thebes. p. 48, pl. XL.

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