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Bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.813

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This square bead has incised zig-zag lines on all four sides. It is pierced at the top for suspension so that it would hang vertically. It is made of unpolished dark olive green stone.

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