Near Eastern Gold Granulated Bead

Description
Near Eastern Gold Granulated Bead
Circa 1000 BC

An extremely fine Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, composed of clusters of gold granules, arranged in a six-pointed star formation.

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.

Measurements: 0.6cm length, weight: 0.28g

Provenance: Ex major London collection collected by S.M. 1970-99.

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