AN IRISH BRONZE SIDE-BLOW HORN
AN IRISH BRONZE SIDE-BLOW HORN
AN IRISH BRONZE SIDE-BLOW HORN
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AN IRISH GOLD PENANNULAR SLEEVE FASTENER

LATE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1150-750 B.C.

Details
AN IRISH GOLD PENANNULAR SLEEVE FASTENER
LATE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1150-750 B.C.
1 ¼ in. (3.3 cm.) wide
Provenance
Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974), Cornwall; thence by descent.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 23 September 1998, lot 2.

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Lot Essay

The leech-shaped bow is decorated with incised longitudinal ribbing, which terminates in a chased collar of fine cross-hatching from which the two fastener discs splay out. Cf. J. Taylor, Bronze Age Goldwork of the British Isles, Cambridge, 1980, pls. 46-47 for similar and WG.27 at the British Museum.

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