University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:66-6-7E
Current Location: On Loan
Provenience: Northeast Aegean
Period: Early Bronze Age
Date Made: 2400 BC
Early Date: -2400
Late Date: 2400 BC
Width: 0.7 cm
Outside Diameter:1 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hesperia Art, 1966


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 8 (4)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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