String of beads
Diameter and length: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way