Ball bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3.2 cm (1 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2977

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

The glaze on this very large ball bead is worn and there is a chip on the side of the bead. The boring is large and has a chip on one end. The surface has a slight brown incrustation.

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