THREE EARLY EUROPEAN GOLD ORNAMENTS
MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1400-1200 B.C.
Including the bow from a fibula, made from two broad ribbons joined together, originally cruciform in section, then twisted, each face and edge with punched geometric ornament; a hair ornament formed from a folded long loop of wire coiled into a helix, one end patterned by twisting; and an ornament formed of a ring of wire, square in section, around which is wrapped a heavy wire, also square in section, each coil threaded through a small bead, and one end terminating in a raised spiral
Hair ornament: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) long (3)
Hair ornament: with Michael Ward Gallery, New York, 1992 (Hidden Heritage: The Art of Eastern Europe from the Stone Age to the Celts, no. 12).