Bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.859

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This reddish-brown bead is shaped like a pomegranate. It is polished and is bored lengthwise.

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