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The Guennol Bronze Age Disc, Denmark, circa 1400-1200 B.C.

Property from the Collection of Robin Bradley Martin

The Guennol Bronze Age Disc, Denmark, circa 1400-1200 B.C.

The Guennol Bronze Age Disc, Denmark, circa 1400-1200 B.C.

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Property from the Collection of Robin Bradley Martin

The Guennol Bronze Age Disc, Denmark, circa 1400-1200 B.C.


of shallow conical profile centering a slender conical finial, the surface finely decorated with three registers of running spirals increasing in complexity toward the perimeter, the linear borders separating them intricately ornamented with dentate, zigzag, and echeloned diamond motifs.

Diameter 9¹³⁄₁₆ in. (24.9 cm.)

Generally very good. Note that there are several cracks visible to more or less an extant in the photos when enlarged, as well as a very small hole. The cracked area near the center bulges out very slightly. The surface is slightly worn overall and there are several small areas of visible corrosion. The tip of the central finial seems to be slightly and unevenly worn down. 


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reportedly “found in the River Thames at Brentwood, Middlesex” (The Guennol collection, Vol I, 1975, p. 128, probably a misnomer for Brentford, Middlesex)
reportedly “in an English Provincial Museum” (The Guennol collection, Vol I, 1975, p. 128)
K.J. Hewett (1919-1994), London
Alastair Bradley and Edith Martin, New York, acquired from the above in 1950
by descent to the present owner
John Coolidge, ed., Ancient Art in American Private Collections, catalogue to the exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1954, no. 366, plate XLVII
Ida Ely Rubin ed., The Guennol Collection, vol. I, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, pp. 122-128, illus.
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ancient Art in American Private Collections, December 1954-February 1955
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Guennol Collection, New York, 1969