Bronze Pendant dating to the Urnfield Period

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 1000-800 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5207
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Dr. S., Graz, Austria, thence in an Austrian gallery. Last in the collection Thibaut Lastel, Vienna, Austria.
Condition: Except for some minor ancient casting errors intact.
Description: Cast bronze jewellery which belonged to a Bronze Age costume, and was possibly worn on a belt or on a cap. The rattling of the centrally bent and round bronze plates at the very bottom of the pendant had a protective function. The upper part is formed by bronze round bronze plates with a central hump, which can be interpreted as sun wheels and are probably related to a sun cult. At the back of these "sun wheels" are small eyelets for suspension.