Silver spiral


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Spirals of many coils, made in silver, gold, and bronze, had a very long history in Cyprus. Their form is so simple that they are virtually impossible to date. Their function is also unclear; they may have served to secure locks of hair or as finger rings.

Silver spiral, Silver, Cypriot

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.