Egyptian Steatite Weight Set New Kingdom ca. 1567-1085 BC(160 views)
Description: New Kingdom ca. 1567-1085 BC. This is a very nice set of ancient Egyptian merchants weights. Each weight is of squat barrel shape carved from black steatite. There are six weights in all with the largest having a hole for a lead plug likely to even out the weight. This set is unusual in that most weights are available individually. Although it is not clear if all of these weights are from one original set all pieces are indeed from one period and place.