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Square bead(?)

Egyptian


Dimensions

0.6 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2783

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Square bead? or amulet? Back slightly domed with three rigdes and two grooves, (Similar to the top of a Djed pillar); base flat and plain. Pierced lengthwise. Faience, blue-green glaze.

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