Coptic Bone Jewelry with stylized Faces

Culture: Egyptian/Coptic
Period: 5th-6th A.D.
Material: Bone
Dimensions: 11 cm and 9 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1033
Provenance: French private collection
Condition: Intact
Description: Two elongated, thin bone pieces, on the upper third a stylized face is engraved and punched. Eyes, hair, nose and mouth are featured by circles, perforations and few lines. A very beautiful, abstract depiction. One of the clasps with four holes for mounting. These objects were probably used as pins on the tunics. But it is also quite possible that they served as hair decoration.