Near Eastern Gold Heavily Granulated Bead

Description
Near Eastern Gold Heavily Granulated Bead
Circa 1000 BC

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.

Lot details
Culture
Near Eastern
Material
Gold
Object
Heavily Granulated Bead
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1000 BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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