Lotus blossom terminal

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1336 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.2810

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Terminal bead of gray-blue, traces of glaze remaining. In the shape of a lotus blossom, back flat, with single channel. Four holes.

Incorporated into reconstructed necklace (shown in photo) for Dallas Art Museum, 1992.

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