Bronze Age European Bracelet
A massive Bronze Age European armlet of circular form constructed from one sheet of bronze with raised sections separated by vertical lines.
Late Bronze Age, Central Europe.
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.: W. Menghin, Hallstattzeit, Die Altetertumer im Museum fur Vor- und Fruhgeschichte, (Berlin, 1999), p. 140, pl. 91.
Formerly in a New York private collection.