This large ball bead is decorated with four, vertical purple bands painted on a light blue ground.. The surface is much incrusted and the shape is irregular. It is hollow and is pierced for stringing. It is similar to 72.2969 and 72.2970.
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