An Assyrian gold bead, featuring an oval shape with gold granules at each end. The bead has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.
Such bead 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.
Provenance: 0.7cm length, 0.33gr
Measurements:London collection, 1980-1999.
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st Millennium -8th century BC
- Good Condition, See Photo