Lepontic Bronze-Ornament with Stylized Head of a Woman

Culture: Lepontic
Period: 6th-5th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 7 cm
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 4029
Provenance: Collection K.S., Cologne, Germany.
Condition: Fine bronze work of the mid 1st millennium B.C. Intact.
Description: Very rare bronze-ornament depicting a goddess or a high dignitary. The female face is stylized, has a long, thin nose, round eyes and a small mouth with broad lips. The head holds a decoration with a high, open crest, in the center a blossom, left and right of the curled hairline also recognizable. Two broad curls are styled inwards along the face, the rest are pulled up in long streaks behind the head. Possibly part of a wagon or a harness. The Lepontii were Celtic people and lived in the 1st millennium B.C. in the region of today's Switzerland and northern Italy.