Agate bead

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan (?)


Dimensions

Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.635

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Large, oval, and perforated bead; agate, polished; swirls of bluish gray, white, and red.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund