Cercetări Arheologice 17, 2010, 143-174
Despre un motiv decorativ mai puţin cunoscut din sud-estul Europei
Keywords: gold; silver; bronze; earring; treasure; tomb; cone
In time, especially during the last century, in SE Europe have been discovered a few earrings with an ornament less used in the Balkan area. We are taking about those items known under the generic litie of Cumanian-type earrings or earrings with Cumanian-type elements. One can notice, however, that beside them there are also other items decorated similarly, yet whose geometric figure used may be different (pyramids, paraboloids, cones and tetrahedrons). In order not to produce confusions, I have chosen to analyze all the above mentioned models. This study comprises a catalog of the SE European discoveries, the analysis of the context the items have come from, their relative and absolute dating and the repartition of the forms of ornamental work for each type of items. Following this analysis, we can say that four types of ornamental work have emerged, made of silver sheet, golden sheet, bronze sheet or silvered bronze. Depending on the models of earrings on which they appear, several types and subtypes of earrings can be distinguished.
How to cite: Silviu Oţa, Despre un motiv decorativ mai puţin cunoscut din sud-estul Europei, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 17, pag. 143-174, 2010, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.17.09
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