- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Jewellery case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Bead(s), Loose bead(s)
- New Kingdom
- Metals/alloys (Gold) | Stone/minerals (Quartzite)
- Number of Elements
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Five beads, three of gold and quartz (rock crystal), and two others of gold. They likely date to the New Kingdom. According to the Wellcome slip, these were part of a circlet, which was originally part of the Lady Meux collection. They were purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1930.
- Wellcome Number
- Auction Details
- Gold and lapis beads, others in gold and crystal, Roman silver armlet, pair of Byzantine silver earrings (all from the Meux collection), and an early Coptic altar ornament, inlaid with turquoise, from the Gruneisen collection.
- Previous Owners
- Lady Valerie Susan Meux (1847–1910) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 29 Jul 2022