This pendant is nearly intact; the surface of the bronze is covered with a beautiful green patina. It is composed of three elements: a small cylindrical and long stem supported by a disc base; the sphere in openwork technique, with triangular incisions at the top and bottom, and vertical ones in the central part; the suspension system in the shape of a triangle, with the upper stem pierced and slightly curved.
This example, the size of which is a bit larger than the average, belongs to a class of pendants largely widespread during the later stages of the Late Geometric period in the Northern Balkan world, but also in mainland Greece (especially in Macedonia, Thessaly and Boeotia), in the Peloponnese and in the Aegean islands.
Their typology is extremely diversified, since the sphere can be full cast or decorated in openwork, while other examples are completed by the statuette of an animal (horse, bird, monkey), by a head, by a seated human figure, by a simple triangle or by a suspension ring, etc. The exact purpose of these objects is unknown: as pendants, they could hang from a belt, according to a custom practiced by the Celts with statuettes of stylized animals, or given to a sanctuary and suspended from an altar or a tree.
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