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One highly polished barrel bead of banded agate, surface in perfect condition. 72.819 - 72.832 and 72.2278 are all strung together.

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

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.829

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads