Superb Iron-age enamelled brooch & chain set A bronze and enamelled Kiev culture chain and brooch group consisting of: two fan-tailed fibulae, on.. Product #: AS-1942 Regular price: $5,000.00 $5,000.00 In Stock
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Superb Iron-age enamelled brooch & chain set

Product Code: AS-1942
Height: 58CM

£5,000.00

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A bronze and enamelled Kiev culture chain and brooch group consisting of: two fan-tailed fibulae, one with openwork tail and head with enamelled panel, the other with enamelled panel to tail and head; coiled bronze bar through the head of each fibula with attachment rings connected to a tapering rectangular, openwork plate with triangles and pelta patterns with areas of red enamel; two suspension rings attached to a roundel with openwork star motif with red enamel in the centre; chains attached for a horizontal openwork plate, ends with red enamel triangles, centre with elongated triangles with diamond shape...

A bronze and enamelled Kiev culture chain and brooch group consisting of: two fan-tailed fibulae, one with openwork tail and head with enamelled panel, the other with enamelled panel to tail and head; coiled bronze bar through the head of each fibula with attachment rings connected to a tapering rectangular, openwork plate with triangles and pelta patterns with areas of red enamel; two suspension rings attached to a roundel with openwork star motif with red enamel in the centre; chains attached for a horizontal openwork plate, ends with red enamel triangles, centre with elongated triangles with diamond shape in the middle with red enamel discs; further vertical chains from the roundel to an openwork plate with pelta pattern repeating; chains attached to an openwork half moon shape pendant with diamond in the centre, red enamel to the half moon and the points of the diamond; suspension ring attaching a further pendant with pelta design with red enamel fill, three circles of red enamel at each point and three triangular pendants.

3rd-5th century AD

Provenance: Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1990s.

Footnotes: The Kiev archaeological culture was located in the basin of the rivers Dnieper and Visla; between the 3rd and 5th centuries; archaeologists connect this culture with historical ancestors of the Slavs. However, there are suggestions that in different regions of the Kiev culture ethnogenetic processes were not the same. In some cases, the Slavic component prevailed, whilst Baltic and others were dominant elsewhere.

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