This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Nationality: European; British; Irish
Creator Name-CRT: Irish
Title: Gold Disk from a Spool
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 0
Creation Date: 900?600 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: gold
Dimensions: Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Description: This disk once formed one side of a large gold spool or bobbin, the exact use of which remains a mystery. Each disk was worked in the repoussé technique in which a complicated pattern of lines, convex cones, and concentric circles was hammered out from the reverse side. Ireland experienced a resurgence in the production of goldwork during the Late Bronze Age. Numerous objects noteworthy for the amount of gold they employ, their innovative forms, and the sophistication of their decoration still survive. Alongside objects of personal ornament such as gold collars and dress fasteners, artisans produced gold rings and boxes that, like the spools, were probably created for purely votive or ritual purposes.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 47.100.14
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1947
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Late Bronze Age
AMICA ID: MMA_.47.100.14
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.