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.
- Near Eastern
- Granulated Bead
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1000 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo