Large Brooch with Spirals
- 1200–800 B.C.
- Made in Carpathian Basin region
- Overall: 10 15/16 x 4 x 2 9/16in. (27.8 x 10.2 x 6.5cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Caroline Howard Hyman Gift, in memory of Margaret English Frazer, 2000
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Part of the appeal of objects made of copper alloy produced during the Bronze Age was undoubtedly their gleaming yellow color. The dark green patina that now characterizes these pieces, a result of tin corrosion, actually preserves the original finish of the surface texture, even if altering its color.