DescriptionAmong the treasures of the Museum’s historic Cesnola Collection is a coiled silver bracelet with gilt terminals (Greek, Cypriot, 5th–4th century B.C.). The chronology of such bracelets, which were common in Cyprus, is provided by comparable examples found in the palace at Vouni, which was built at the beginning of the fifth century and destroyed about a century later. Our elegant adaptation is based on the original in the Museum’s collection.
24K gold overlay. 1''W; Inner circumference: 5 1/4'' adjustable.
- 24K gold overlay
- 1''WInner circumference: 5 1/4'' adjustable
Art HistorySince early prehistoric times, Cyprus has been a way station for ships circulating around the eastern Mediterranean. Sailors, warriors, and merchants of many nationalities, including Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Persians, passed through Cyprus, established settlements there, or took control of the island. The exposure of Cypriot craftsmen to a wide range of materials from both East and West is reflected in the jewelry styles that emerged in Cyprus.