• amethyst monkey figurine, Egypt

    Amethyst – Natural, Carved, Purple

    The drill hole and signs of wear on this carved amethyst figure of a female monkey holding its baby suggests this was worn as an amulet. Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1981-1802 BCE, 3.5 cm. Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public Domain.

    Article: Amethyst Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    GemstoneQuartz, Amethyst
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCarved
    ColorPurple
    TransparencyTranslucent