Pectoral

  • Era/Century: Prehistory
  • Culture: Late Bronze Age
  • Site: Jakovo, Ekonomija Sava
  • Dating: 1300-1000 B.C.
  • Material: bronze
  • Technique: casting
  • Dimensions: length 43, width 15 cm
  • ID Number: AP 6290
  • Property: Belgrade City Museum
  • On Display: No

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This pectoral was part of a hoard found accidentally at Jakovo. It deserves special attention because of its unique character, its splendid appearance and its complex workmanship. Basically, it consists of three rows of cast round plaques, connected by a very imaginative system of links and pendants, which produce an very decorative effect. It is a work of high artistic quality, and since it was undoubtedly made in a workshop in the environs of Belgrade, it provides valuable evidence of the ability of the local masters to fashion inspired forms in metal. This object of adornment might have been part of a belt or worn on the breast of some outstanding tribal chief wishing to proclaim his renown and power by such luxurious trappings.

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