Ring bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4563

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads

This large ring bead is decorated with a random pattern of several colors: dark red, blue, green and yellow. The surface is rough with some highly polished and brillant spots. The bead is bored lengthwise.

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