Etruscan or Villanovan spiral bronze hair or beard ornamentM11
A bronze hair or beard ornament consiting of a coiled flat wire finished at either end with a tapering spiral terminal.
Italy, Villanovan or Etruscan, 8th – 7th Century BC
7.5 x 4.5 cms
Intact as shown
Ex. deceased estate, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK; acquired c. 1900-1950. The items in this collection were inspected by the Department of Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford during the 1960’s. A photocopy of a letter from The Ashmolean recommending some conservation procedures for the collection accompanies this lot.