A Pair of Arm Spirals

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 13th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 14 cm and 15.7 cm high respectively.
Price: 1 400 Euro
Ref: 5168
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna, Austria. Thence in the estate of the family.
Condition: One hoop slightly deformed, otherwise both are intact.
Description: A pair of arm spirals made of square bronze wire. One end of the wire ends in a protruding hoop with a pointy end, the other ends in a large, finely curled spiral with six coils and a central button. This so-called tutulus is worked out separately and fixed in the spiral with a cross brace. Bronze jewellery like the present one was worn on the upper arm and also served as a protection.