Late Bronze Age Iberian Bowls

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 01 November 2017
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These bowls are from the Late Bronze Age settlement of Axtroki (Bolibar, Excoriatza, Guipúzcoa), Spain and are made from pure gold. When they were found, one bowl was inside the other. It has recently been suggested that these pieces and the one found in Rianxo, near the Arosa Estuary in Galicia, were probably ceremonial helmets or caps, worn at an act of worship or special ritual. In keeping with this hypothesis, the decorative motifs are thought to be solar symbols. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 01). Late Bronze Age Iberian Bowls. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7523/late-bronze-age-iberian-bowls/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Late Bronze Age Iberian Bowls." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Nov 2017. Web. 25 Oct 2021.