Late Bronze Age Bracelet, East European, 1200 to 800 BC
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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000: item # 1105580
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Massive bronze bracelet of elaborate ornamental shape with neatly joining ends.
Bronze was very expensive in antiquity and such ingot-shaped bracelets showed the wealth of the owner. The bracelet could be reused at any time to cast or forge other artifacts or weapons.
Eastern European, Late Bronze Age, 1200-800 BC
W. 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
Excellent condition. Nice patina with impressions of fabric on the bottom.
US private collection (data will be provided to the buyer)