Barrel bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.820

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One highly polished barrel bead, surface much nicked. 72.819 - 72.832 and 72.2278 are all strung together.

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