Large Bronze Pendants from the Late Bronze Age

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: Hallstatt B3, 880-800 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: Each 19 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 5054
Provenance: Collection Beck, Hamburg until 1990. Thence Upper Austrian private collection A.
Condition: Intact
Description: One pair of bronze pendants, which was made in lost-wax casting method, therefore cast and not hung. Five four-parted tags hang on a two-parted on top and below five-parted divider. Rounded off with sun wheels, which remind of the Kisterenye pendants found in Slovakia. The jewelry may be in connection with a sun cult. Also the sound of clacking, created while it is worn, possibly had a ritual character. The present pendant may have served as a belt trim or as a cap jewelry of a female wearer. Mounted.