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Square bead

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This square bead is undecorated. It is flat on one side and convex on the other. It is bored lengthwise. The material is polished, veined, pale green amazonite.

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: 0.7 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.833

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads