Bronze Bracelet from Longirod - 3rd c. BC3D Model
This ring with a mobile clasp is part of a funerary set of ten objects from a female tomb discovered in 1825 in Longirod (near Rolle, Vaud). This piece is well known to specialists of the Celtic world. In his 1944 reference work on Celtic art, the German archaeologist Paul Jacobstahl uses the Longirod bracelet to define the “plastic style”. Around 300 B.C., Celtic motifs grew in size and could be viewed from various angles to evoke faces of fantastic figures or animals with bulging eyes. Bracelets bearing these decorations multiplied in Bohemia, Hungary and the Balkans. It is possible that it is in these regions that this new fashion was born. But soon the whole of Celtic Europe began to produce heavy 3D objects. It is therefore very likely that this bracelet is a local production made for a woman who wanted to wear the latest fashion. Diam. 6 cm. Scan On-situ.