Barrel bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Widest diameter and length: 3.6 x 4.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4564

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads

This barrel bead has blue-black segments separated from the dark red ends by white lines. The boring is large. The surface is pitted.

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