Faience ball bead

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


Dimensions

Diameter: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2971

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; very heavy presence of brownish incrustations on surface. 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