fragment Romeinse armband

Fragment Romeinse armband

Afmeting: 5 cm.
Periode: 0 tot 400 nChr.

One piece of Roman-Celtic bracelet.
On the end a snakes head, it can put it's teeth in your flesh.
60 mm. of length.
Material: Bronze.
Age 1st B.C.- 1st A.D. Maybe Latene Period.

A wealthy lady from Athens

Date: circa 330 B.C.
In Ancient Greece, wealthy people wanted to keep the memory of their social status alive after their death. Those with money commissioned suitable tomb reliefs. Gradually, it became fashionable in Athens to compete for the most ornate tomb relief and affluent families commissioned increasingly lavish sculptures to commemorate the memory of beloved relatives. However, in the fourth century BC the trend became too much for the city administrators who passed legislation curbing the excesses of these status symbols.

Archestrate was an affluent, yet unknown lady. Her monument stems from the period when tomb reliefs were at their peak, and it is one of the finest and largest pieces of its kind outside Greece. Her name has been engraved in the small temple, below which sits Archestrate herself, between two grieving servants or relatives. Because the scene was created with such detailed craftsmanship, it tells us a great deal about hair and clothing styles of the period.