String of beads

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4519

Medium or Technique

Iron?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads

Fourteen beads on a string and one loose bead. The beads are an unusual shape, each having a series of pointed cones. They are perfectly free from rust or incrustation.

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