Rectangular bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1078

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This rectangular bead is flat and plain on both sides. It is bored lengthwise for suspension. Polished lapis lazuli.

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