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Hollow Bead

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURES Hellenistic; Greek
MEDIUM Gold
DATES late 4th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Hellenistic Period
DIMENSIONS 3/8 in. (1 cm) Bead: 3/8 x 3/16 in. (1 x 0.5 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 71.79.79
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush
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: Piece is dented
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