Fragment of lapis lazuli



Accession Number
EC125
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Body adornment case
Object Type
Jewellery, Bracelet/bangle
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Materials
Glass | Stone/minerals (Lapis lazuli)
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Length: 30mm | Diameter: 6mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This fragment of lapis lazuli or glass, is perhaps part of a bracelet. It is marked 'TA 36.19' (Amarna excavation number), and appears to have a hole running the length suggesting that it is glass. It was donated by the Egypt Exploration Society.