,
Random
London bridge (part twelve)

Boston Manor

Sugar-crusted cherry cake

The Sovereign's Birthday Parade

North Harrow

Red deer antler heddress

White porcelain ‘moon jar’

Dress

Nataraja, Lord of the Dance

Londesborough brooch

Charity and community support

Bird kite

Kilburn Park

Door lintel (pare) from a house

All Hallows by the Tower

News from our friends
Into the future
Elizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly through political shifts, cultural change and technological advances. Traditional institutions of law, religion and politics have suffered loss of ...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton Street, London on 21 April 1926. A happy childhood was spent with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, and younger sister Margaret Rose. ...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)
Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, ...
George V (1910 - 1936)
Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 28, and so it was his second son, George, who followed him as king. George had learned the navy's traditions of duty and. Blue-eyed, blunt, and ...
House of Windsor
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three generations of heirs. They, it was expected, would reign as monarchs of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In fact, the name survived only 16 years. In ...
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
Mold gold cape
 (голосов: 0)
Like the Hawai’ian feather cape, this unique Bronze Age cape also demonstrated the importance of its wearer. It was found in fragments inside a stone-lined grave, around the remains of a skeleton. Only much later, when it was examined by a conservator at the British Museum, was it realized that the fragments came from a cape.

The cape is one of the finest examples of prehistoric sheet-gold working and is unparalleled in both form and design. It was laboriously beaten out of a single ingot of gold, then embellished with dense decoration of ribs and bosses mimicking strings of beads amid folds of cloth. Perforations along the upper and lower edges indicate that it was once attached to a lining, perhaps of leather, which has decayed away. When worn, the cape covers the upper arms, severely restricting any movement. It would therefore have been unsuitable for everyday wear and was probably used for ceremonial purposes, perhaps as a symbol of religious authority.

Mold gold cape


From Mold, Flintshire, North Wales, c. 1900-1600 BC.
Wt. 560 g.





Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.