Bronze Age European Ornament

 

Bronze Age European Ornament

A Bronze Age European semicircular ornament with broad oblique terminals.

Late Bronze Age.
Ca. 1200-900 BC.
Length: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm).

The inhabitants of Central Europe from Gaul to the Danube Basin in the second millennium BC coalesced into a culture identified in the archaeological record by large well defined cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns. The graves were often accompanied by bronze tools and ornaments. The wealthiest burials were those of warriors and princes, often containing finely made bronze swords, spears, and adornments.

cf.: Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the Collection of Lord McAlpine of Westgreen, (Oxford, 1987), p. 96, no. 8.13.

Formerly in the M. S. collection, New York; acquired in Italy in the 1960's.

Inv#: 6903

$500

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