Stunning Near Eastern Gold Pendant

Description
Stunning Near Eastern Gold Pendant
Circa 1st Millennium-5th Century BC

A very beautiful Near Eastern gold pendant. The pendant features a flat gold disc, which has openwork gold wiring and granules as decoration. There is a globular red glass bead attached to the bottom. There is a gold loop for suspension on the top of the pendant.

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: circa 1.9cm length, circa 1cm width

Weight: circa 0.58g

Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-2010

Lot details
Culture
Stunning Near Eastern
Material
Gold
Object
Pendant
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st Millennium-5th Century BC
Condition
Restored
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