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Faience ball bead

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Hollow spherical bead with alternating sectors of blue & black faience; some brownish incrustations on surface. Pierced for stringing.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter 3.8 cm

Accession Number

72.2968

Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads