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Bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 1.2 x 4.8 cm (1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4678

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Bone; irregular in shape; highly polished; hole 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