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