Hellenistic. <em>Hollow Bead</em>, late 4th century B.C.E. Gold, 7/16 x 3/16 in. (1.1 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.79.87. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.79.77-.94_overall01.jpg)

Hollow Bead


Medium: Gold

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

Dimensions: 7/16 x 3/16 in. (1.1 x 0.5 cm)


Accession Number: 71.79.87

Image: CUR.71.79.77-.94_overall01.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: Small dents.

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