Stone weight for weighing gold

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom
1971–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Uronarti, Fort Room 5

Dimensions

Height x length x width: 4.2 x 3 x 2.1 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.751

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Stone. Bears inscription “Gold, 5”.

Provenance

From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: May 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition