Hollow Bead

Artist:HellenisticGreek

Medium: Gold

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

Dimensions: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) Bead: 3/16 in. (0.5 cm)

Collections:

Accession Number: 71.79.83

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: Loop slightly bent; otherwise good.

Brooklyn Museum