Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Gold Ribbed Bead

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

A Near Eastern Western Asiatic gold bead, featuring an elongated, rhomboid shape. The bead’s body display a nice striate pattern, conveying a ribbed effect. The bead has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Such beads would have been part of 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: 1.4cm diameter, 0.64g weight

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

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