Hill of Salut, cairn tomb
Muscat, Office of the Adviser to HM the Sultan for Cultural Affairs
This collection of grave goods includes 52 beads, a bronze pin and a white limestone mace head.
The assemblage of beads, probably constituting a necklace, is composed by different materials, sizes and shapes: the most part (33 beads) in reddish carnelian are discoid (from 0.3 to 0.9 cm in diameter); 5 beads are made of white stone (3 spherical, 1 discoid, 1 biconical); 2 shell beads and 1 grey stone are tubular; 1 green stone bead is discoid.
The bronze pin (L 9.3, D 0.6 cm) is circular in section with flattened and pointed end; the other one is broken.
The limestone rounded mace head (D 6.6, H 6.8), with polished surface, has a large perforation to insert a wooden shaft. (AL)
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