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Ébora treasure

  • Ébora treasure. Seville Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ébora treasure. Seville Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Precious metalwork

Date

7th-6th centuries B.C.

Original title

Tesoro de Ébora
Seville Archaeological Museum
Seville
Seville, Andalusia

These items come from the Cortijo de Ébora (Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cadiz), the possible site of a city of Celtic origin of the same name.

It comprises 43 pieces. Highlights of the collection include one of the oldest pieces, the diadem, whose artistic quality is superior to that of the El Carambolo treasure. Other items in the set include a necklace, a bracelet, two pendants, two rings, five pairs of earrings, two earrings with hanging ornaments, two cylinders and several carnelian beads.

They are thought to date from different chronological periods between the 7th-2nd centuries B.C., according to the different types and forms. This type of piece was usually found among a woman's personal items.
 

Details of the work

Origin
Cortijo de Ébora, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz)

Object
Precious metalwork

Technique
Laminate, filigree, granulated and moulded

Material
Gold and cornelian

  

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