Bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 0.6 cm (1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.832

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One translucent cylinder bead, pierced side-to-side rather than lengthwise. 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