Spiral hair ring
Spiral ornament with tapering ends, which was most probably used as a hair-coli. The art of jewellery-making developed in Cyprus by the early years of the Bronze Age, but enjoyed a notable heyday in the Late Cypriot period, when there was a remarkable increase in supplies of raw materials (gold, silver) from Egypt, Syria and Asia Minor. After the upheavals at the end of the Bronze Age, gold-working developed again in the Geometric period, when the networks of trading contacts with traditional centres of gold production and processing in the East were restored.
Late Bronze Age (Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού)
Δ: 2,5 εκ.
3rd floor / Cypriot Art