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Bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.834

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This bead has 2 flat plain sides. There is a loop at the top for suspension sot hat the bead would hang vertically. Unpolished dull black 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