Near Eastern Gold Bead

Near Eastern Gold Bead
Circa 1000 BC

A Near Eastern Western Asiatic hollow gold bead, featuring an elongated shape decorated with a ribbed motif with slight indents. The bead has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Such beads would have been part of an elaborate necklace or bracelets. 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: 0.6cm length, weight: 0.11g

Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-2010

Lot details
Near Eastern
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1000 BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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