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Agate bead

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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

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan (?),

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

30.635

Medium or Technique

Agate

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads