Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Gold Bead

Description
Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Gold Bead
1st Millennium -5th century BC

A Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, featuring a rounded shape, indented to form a vertical ribbed pattern. The bead has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Such bead would have been part of elaborate necklaces 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.

Measurements: 0.4cm length, 0.08gr

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

Lot details
Culture
Near Eastern-Western Asiatic
Material
Gold
Object
Bead
Century/ Timeframe
1st Millennium -5th century BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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