Greece, Geometric Period, ca. Bronze pin composed of two intertwining swirls connected by a figure eight. Bronze pin attached from right swirl to back of left. Provenance: Ex-Private New York Collection.
Rare Irish Celtic ‘Matrona,’ bronze female figurine. 1st-8th century AD. A cast anthropomorphic figurine of a seated female figure with upraised arms. The right hand is carefully molded in a palm-outward warding gesture; the left is vestigial, suggesting that originally a separate item was placed in front of the left side of the body. The elliptical face is depicted with almond-shaped eyes, typical of Irish Iron Age art, and the hair is swept back from the face.