User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Flattened barrel bead

Start collecting

One flattened barrel bead, surface decorated with incised designs. Each end is decorated with a banded pattern. The decoration in the center is a lengthwise pattern which alternates smooth and diagonal striped designs.

Provenance

From Egypt, Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.802

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads