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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.3431
Title
Handle or Bracelet
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
bracelet
Date
n.d.
Places
Creation Place: Unidentified Region
Culture
Unidentified culture
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196419
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Technique
Hammered
Dimensions
6 x 8.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Technical Details

Chemical Composition: ICP-MS/AAA data from sample, Bronze:
Cu, 81.04; Sn, 17.6; Pb, 0.65; Zn, 0.092; Fe, 0.04; Ni, 0.03; Ag, 0.18; Sb, 0.13; As, 0.24; Bi, less than 0.025; Co, less than 0.01; Au, less than 0.01; Cd, less than 0.001

J. Riederer

Chemical Composition: XRF data from Tracer
Alloy: Bronze
Alloying Elements: copper, tin
Other Elements: lead, zinc, iron, silver, antimony
K. Eremin, January 2014

Technical Observations: The object has a greenish patina with brownish-black areas and red and green crystals. A chip reveals a cupritic and metallic interior.

The object was made from single length of solid metal wire that was crudely shaped by hammering. It has a smooth, undecorated surface with slightly faceted edges, and it tapers slightly toward the plain terminals.


Francesca G. Bewer (submitted 2011)

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Gift of Mrs. B. H. Hayes, 1923
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.3431
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This simple bracelet is folded into a slightly irregular C-shape; the ends taper slightly but are otherwise plain. The bracelet is oblong in section.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Bronzes

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