Widest diameter and length: 3.6 x 4.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This barrel bead has blue-black segments separated from the dark red ends by white lines. The boring is large. The surface is pitted.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way