Ball bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2969

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This large, hollow, strongly glazed ball bead is decorated with four vertical, gray, bands painted on a pale green ground. The surface of the bead is incrusted and it is pierced for stringing. This bead is similar to 72.2970 and 72.2972.

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