A selection of three Near Eastern-Western Asiatic gold beads each one unique from the others. One bead features an elongated, cylindrical shape. The other is composed of small granules arranged in a five point star design. The third bead is circular and has some small holes in its side. Each bead is pierced for suspension. Please note there is slight damage in the form of a delicate tear and dent on one of the beads.
Such beads would have been part of an elaborate necklace or bracelet. Jewellery played an important role across many Near Eastern civilisations. Gold necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets would have been worn in everyday life but also buried with the deceased.
Measurements from left to right: circa 0.6cm, 0.08g; circa 0.5cm, 0.19g; circa 0.5cm, 0.44g.
Provenance: Ex Japanese private collection collected by 1970-2010
- Selection of Near Eastern-Western Asiatic
- Number of objects
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1st Millennium-5th Century BC