Barrel bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter and length: 1.6 x 1.6 cm (5/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2963

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This barrel bead is decorated with incised dark blue rings. Each ring has an indented “bull’s eye”. The surface of the bead is rough and the two boring holes are large.

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