Monumental Double Spiral dating to the Urnfield Period

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 1100-1000 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 32.2 cm long; each 15 cm in diameter (spiral plates)
Price: 16 000 Euro
Ref: 5186
Provenance: Private collection Franz Tarabus (1931-2017), Bruno, Vienna. For at least 40 years in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Exceptionally large double spiral made from a round bronze wire. The ends of the wire tapering to the centre of both spiral plates, which consist of 25 coils. Between the plates a short spiral tube serving as a connection. Both double spirals are unequivocally the largest known to us. It was part of a very high-quality ritual costume. Mounted.