Greek. <em>Quatrefoil Spacer Bead</em>, late 4th century B.C.E. Gold, 1/16 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.79.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.79.27_-.39_overall.jpg)

Quatrefoil Spacer Bead


Medium: Gold

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

Dimensions: 1/16 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm)


Accession Number: 71.79.31

Image: CUR.71.79.27_-.39_overall.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
"Quatrefoil" spacer bead of two double spirals of filigree and granules. Attached to the bottom of the bead are two parallel gold tubes. Part of the wire which connects each spiral of each double spiral runs across the center of the bead curving only slightly to frame a granule attached to the center of the bead. There are also granules attached to the center of each spiral. On the other beads, that part of the wire which links each one of the double spirals curves outwards between the coils of the spiral to frame a granule attached near the outer edge of the bead. Condition: Dirty; otherwise good.

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