• Libyan desert glass - King Tutankhamun’s pectoral

    Tektite – Natural, Carved, Green

    In 1996, this piece on display at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo caught the eye of a mineralogist. As it turned out, the yellow-green gem in the middle of this pectoral of King Tutankhamun's (1332-1323 BCE) was Libyan desert glass, a variety of tektite. Photo by RolandUnger. Licensed under CC By-SA 3.0. (Cropped to show detail).

    Article: Tektite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: RolandUnger

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Jewelry typeOther
    Gem StateCarved