An extremely fine European Bronze Age bronze jewel, possibly a bracelet or necklace, composed of a single thick, coiled bronze wire, ending in two bronze flat spirals. A delicate light green patina covers the entire surface.
Date: Circa 3200-600 BC Period: European Bronze Age Condition: Fine, green patina to the surface. The piece has been mounted on a custom-made stand ideal for display.
Burial customs and grave goods were of great importance across Bronze Age Europe. It is in graves that many of the most impressive and interesting Bronze Age items have been found, as the Bronze Age saw a rise in individual graves which they filled with precious items. Bronze jewels, such as pins, bracelets, rings and necklaces were decorated with spiral motifs. The spiral is a dynamic symbol, indicating endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period onwards. Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, though more flamboyant and flatter spiral patterns were favoured.
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