European Bronze Age Spiral Fibula - 1000 BC

A central European Bronze Age spiral brooch, dating to around 1000 BC.

Expertly formed from a single piece of square-sided wire, twisted into two tightly coiled spirals.

Very little art from the European Bronze Age survives to us today, yet artefacts such as this give us an idea of the motifs that would have been ubiquitous in daily life; carved into wooden objects and tattooed onto bodies. The conjoined spiral is amongst the oldest of images from ancient Europe, prevalent as early as the Neolithic, and likely had significant ritual or supernatural connotations.

European Bronze Age Spiral Fibula - 1000 BC. A central European Bronze Age spiral brooch, dating to around 1000 BC. Expertly formed from a single piece of square-sided wire, twisted into two tightly coiled spirals. Very little art from the European Bronze Age survives to us today, yet artefacts such as this give us an idea of the motifs that would have been ubiquitous in daily life; carved into wooden objects and tattooed onto bodies. The conjoined spiral is amongst the oldest of images from ancient Europe, prevalent as early as the Neolithic, and likely had significant ritual or supernatural connotations.

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