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Lot 57

Two Central European copper alloy armguards, Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C., each...

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Lot 57

Two Central European copper alloy armguards,
Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C.,
each...

Current Bid: £2,000

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

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Lot 57

Description

Two Central European copper alloy armguards,

Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C.,

each formed of a single wire with central spinal ridge, wound continuously and terminating at one end with a large discoid spiral finial, with engraved details on the inner and outer rings, and engraved decoration on the upper and lower coils of the armguard, each with tapering terminal at one end,  

22cm high and 24cm high (2)

Provenance: N.H. collection, Munich, Germany in the 1990s; with Harmakhis Gallery, Belgium, acquired from above in 2015. 

 

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Such armguards were are less commonly found in Bronze Age hoards, than the plain spiral armlets or armguards.  These two armguards are relatively heavy, so it is not clear whether their use was for ceremonial or burial purposes. While the spirals afford some flexibility, it they would have been unwieldy to wear.

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