- Museum number
String of beads; one gold bell-shaped pendant; eight holed pearls and seven gold spacer-beads.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 0.20 centimetres (gold)
Diameter: 0.50 centimetres (pearl)
Height: 1.50 centimetres (gold bell)
- Curator's comments
Found with 1969,0211.15 (BM.135086).
Found with 1969,0211.17 (BM.135088).
The pearls offer a tangible piece of evidence for the existence of Gulf pearl-fisheries at this date and which (despite sporadic previous occurences as early as the Ubaid period) only appear to start booming from about this period onwards.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 April - August, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Treasures of the World’s Cultures'
G2/170, from 13 Apr-Dec 2006.
G52/IRAN/8, from official opening 17/11/95.
G49/IRAN, case 8, no. 29, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
Iranian Room [IR] case ?, no. 41, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number