Bronze Age European Hair Ring

An ancient Bronze Age European hair ring formed from a single length of bronze wire with two circular spirals on each end; this ornament have been used to fashionably secure braids in hair.

Late Bronze Age, Central Europe.
Hallstatt, ca. 1200 - 900 BC.
Length: 2 1/2 in. (6.5 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.

Formerly in a New York private collection.
Inv#: 8860
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