An extremely fine Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, composed of clusters of gold granules, arranged around a gold band.
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.
Measurements: 0.8cm length, weight: 0.88g
Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-99.
- Near Eastern
- Heavily Granulated Bead
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1000 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo