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Hair Ring

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Object Number:
66-6-7H
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Northeast Aegean
Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date Made:
2400 BC
Early Date:
-2400
Late Date:
-2400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Electrum
Gold
Description:
Eight hair rings, each cast flat with a tang spreading out in five to seven prongs (or ridges). Tang is hammered into round wire, and then entire piece is curled into "shell" shape. Each gives appearance of having been made of separate wires soldered together. "a" has seven prongs; "b-d" six prongs each; "e-h" five prongs each. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Width:
1cm
Outside Diamater:
1cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Great Sites: Troy ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2009)
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Trojan Gold ( Jul 1966 - 1969)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 337, pl. 86, fig. 16
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 35
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