Barrel bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.829

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One highly polished barrel bead of banded agate, surface in perfect condition. 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