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Hair Jewellery

ANCIENT JEWELLERY EXHIBITED IN ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM

Head Jewellery

Hair Jewellery

Golden hair rings are seen in Anatolia since the Bronze Period. It is assumed that the rings found near the head of the skeleton in Alacahöyük graves were used for tying the hair or as ornaments for hair. We can say that the types made by coating a thin golden sheet over the internal model are put on hair by preparing before in bent position and the massive types took this shape while they were being wound around the hair.

 

Name:Hair or cloth barrette and needle
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Alacahöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::H:8cm W:15.2cm
Weight:50.63 gr
Period:The Ancient Bronze

There are point relief ornaments made with a repousse technique. A head of the golden needle of a barrette consists of one quartz crystal and one golden bead.

Name:Hair or cloth barrette and needle
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Alacahöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::L:7.7cm
W:12.9cm
Weight:49 gr.
Period:The Ancient Bronze Age

It is made by cutting from a golden sheet. It is in the form of two circles placed aside. It is ornamented with a point and a circle relief made in a repousse technique. The six - part, knotted golden needle of the barrette is inserted into two holes opened across each other on the surface of a barrette.

 

Name:Hair barrette
Type:Altın
Location where it came from:Alacahöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::H: 1.4 cm
Weight:10.0gr.
Period:Ancient Bronze

It is the coating of a thin golden sheet on spiral shaped internal mould. The ends are bumped; there is a small hole on one end. Hair ornaments are made by winding the empty round golden pipe twisted in spiral shape around the hair.

 

Name:Hair barrette
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Alacahöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::H:1.cm W:1.4 cm
Weight:4.6 gr.
Period:The Ancient Bronze Age

It is made by twisting a massive triangle profiled golden band in spiral shape

 

Name:Hair ornament
Type:Sİlver
Location where it came from:Göller region
Way of Coming:Purchase
Dimensions::D: 1.8 cm
Thick:0.3cm
Weight:2.3-2.4 gr
Period:The Ancient Bronze Age

A ring with open ends is made by rotating a solid silver wire twice in spiral form. This is a typical hair ornament of the period.

 

Name:Hair barrette
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Karaoğlan
Way of Coming:Not known
Dimensions::D:2.4-2.2 cm
Weight:14.8 gr.
Period:The 1st millenium BC

The ends of t a massive ring overlap.