Lotus blossom terminal
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Length x width: 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way