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Hair-band / Belt

  • Diadem / Belt © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano

    Diadem / Belt © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano

     
  

Category

Precious metalwork

Date

3rd - 1st century B C

Cultural background

Pre-Roman

Original title

Diadema / Cinturón
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Hair-band belonging to the "castreño" culture of the northwest of the Peninsula (northern Galicia and Asturias) which has been identified as a decoration for the head, or less probably, for the waist.

It is made with several rectangular gold plates, decorated with geometrical motifs - interwoven, dots, six-leaf roses engraved in dotted circles and triangles -, embossed and repoussé, framed by longitudinal strips, individually embossed. On each end there are filigree threads to fasten or hold it.

Details of the work

Object
Diadem

Dimensions
35,8 x 4,8 cm.

Material
Gold

  

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