Near Eastern Gold Granulated Bead

Near Eastern Gold Granulated Bead
Circa 1000 BC

A finely modelled Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, pierced longitudinally for suspension. The bead features a cylindrical shape with a band of gold granules at each end.

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.

Width: 0.5cm length, weight: 0.34g

Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-99.

Lot details
Near Eastern
Granulated Bead
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1000 BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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