Jewellery collection from Sharjah Archaeology Museum in Sharjah, UAE. The museum presents the the history and lifestyle of inhabitants of the region from the Stone Age till the beginnings of Islam.
The museum collection jewellery was found – among others – in Mleiha and Jebel Buhais (Emirate of Sharjah, UAE).
Stone Age: 5000 BC – 3000 BC. Jewellery made from stone, shells and pearls.
Shell necklaces – Jebel Al Buhais, 5000-4000 BC
Shell and pearl earrings – Jebel Al Buhais, 5000-4000 BC
Pearls, block of quartz, shell bracelet – Jebel Al Buhais, 5000-4000 BC
White stone and camelian beads necklace, shell and stone beads necklace with a mother-of-pearl pendant, softstone bead jewellery – Jebel Al Buhais, 5000-4000 BC
Shell and stone beads – Jebel Al Buhais, 5000-4000 BC
Bronze Age: 3000 BC – 1300 BC. Jewellery from seashells, stone, quartz, gold (possibly imported).
Stone beads, crab claws, carnelian stone beads, shell beads – Jebel Al Buhais, 2000 BC
Shell beads necklaces; gold, electrum, carnelian and softstone beads – Jebel Al Buhais, 2000-1600 BC
Beads: carnelian, softstone, coloured stone, shell, gold, polished quartz; cowrie shell pendant – Jebel Al Buhais, 2000 BC
Beads: carnelian, stone, shell – Jebel Al Buhais, 2000 BC
Gold pendant – Tell Abraq, 2200-2000 BC
Gold ring, gold beads – Tell Abraq, 2200-2000 BC
Ivory hairpin, ivory (mirror?) handle – Tell Abraq, 200-2000 BC
Ivory combs – Tell Abraq, 2200-2000 BC
Iron Age: 1300 BC – 300 BC. Jewellery made from copper, bronze (armlets, anklets), stone beads, shells, gold (rings, earrings); popular use of animal motifs (cattle, snakes).
Bronze bracelets / anklets – Jebel Al Buhais, Jebel Al Emeilah, 1100-300 BC
Carnelian, stone and shell beads – Jebel Al Buhais, 1100-300 BC
Bronze earrings, gold and silver earrings, bone spindle whorl, softstone spindle whorls – Jebel Al Buhais, 1200-300 BC
Bone and shell rings and pendants – Jebel Al Buhais, 1100-300 BC
Greater Arabia: 300 BC – 611 AD. Jewellery made from gold, silver, bronze, glass, semi-prescious stone beads as well as animal bones and shells.
Etched carnelian beads – Dibba, 100 BC-200 AD
Bronze pins and needles
Copper alloy signet rings – Sharjah, 250 BC-400 AD
Metal pendants – Sharjah, 250 BC-400 AD
Metal rings (one with an agate stone) – Sharjah, 250 BC-400 AD
Ceramic jar with gold objects – Mleiha, 150 BC-0
Metal dog figurines, bronze pendant, semi precious stone – Sharjah, 250 BC-400 AD
Lead camel figurine – Sharjah, 250 BC-400 AD
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