Bronze Age Necklace with Spiral Pendant

GBP 2,000.00

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Object Description

A restrung Bronze Age bronze necklace comprising eight lengths of wire, each formed into a tight tube, with a bronze ring spacer bead. Towards the base, a shield-shaped disc together with pendants formed of a single length of bronze wire formed into two similar figure of eight spirals with loop in between.

A popular motif in the art of the Celts is that of the spiral it implied endless movement. This symbol existed in the Neolithic period in Central Europe, and often was depicted as three spirals, known as a ‘triskelion’. The tripartite styling of the spiral was less common in the Bronze Age, but the spiral itself was nonetheless pervasive.

Object Condition

Very fine with well-conserved stable metalwork and with rich dark green patination.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:29.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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