Hellenistic. <em>Hollow Bead</em>, late 4th century B.C.E. Gold, 3/8 in. (1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.79.80. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.71.79.71_.72_.73_.74_.75_.76_.77_.78_.79_.80_.81_.82_.83_.84_.85_.86_.87_.88_.89_.90_.91_.92_.93_.94_NegID_71.79.77-.94_GRPB_print_bw.jpg)

Hollow Bead


Medium: Gold

Dates:late 4th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3/8 in. (1 cm) 3/16 in. (0.5 cm)


Accession Number: 71.79.80

Image: CUR.71.79.71_.72_.73_.74_.75_.76_.77_.78_.79_.80_.81_.82_.83_.84_.85_.86_.87_.88_.89_.90_.91_.92_.93_.94_NegID_71.79.77-.94_GRPB_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hollow bead suspended from a loop around the bottom of which there is a sleeve. The tip of the bead is decorated, in repousse, with a five-rayed star pattern. Attached to the center of each star is a granule. Bead is roughly spherical in shape, and is made of two halves (top and bottom). May be a representation of a laurel berry. Condition: Large dent on one side of bead.

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