A Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, featuring an elongated, oval shape. The bead’s body display a nice striate pattern. The bead has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.
Such beads would have been part of 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: 0.6cm length, 0.13gr
Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-2010
- Near Eastern-Western Asiatic
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st Millennium -5th century BC
- Good Condition, See Photo