Raw amethyst, Amethyst

Raw amethyst

Period:
Late Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13–18, early
Date:
ca. 1802–1450 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, debris, MMA excavations
Medium:
Amethyst
Dimensions:
a) l. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in); b) l. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in); c) l. 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in); d) l. 4 cm (1 9/16 in); e) l. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in); f) not measured; g) l. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in); h) l. 4 cm (1 9/16 in); i) not measured; j) l. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in); k) l. 2.4 cm (15/16 in); l) l. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in); m) l. 3 cm (1 3/16 in); n) l. 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in); o) l. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in); p) l. 2 cm (13/16 in); q) l. 2.2 cm (7/8 in); r) l. 2 cm (13/16 in); u) 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in); v) l. 1.8 cm (11/16 in); w) l. 1cm (3/8 in); x) l. 1.5 cm (9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.151.642a–w
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.