Faience ball bead

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter 4.0 cm

Accession Number

72.2967

Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Hollow spherical bead with alternating sectors of blue & black faience; significant brownish incrustations. Pierced for stringing.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way