Ball bead (?)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2966

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This large, hollow, ball bead (?) is decorated with four vertical, purple/black bands painted on a blue ground. The borders of the bands are incised. The bead (?) has a small piece broken out at one end and no hole at the other end.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way