Collection of 5 Torcs by Unknown Artist

The torcs are unfinished, and are therefore of great interest from the technological point of view since they demonstrate the methods used in making such objects.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diameter: 20.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Malcolm Tricker

They were evidently in the course of manufacture and buried for safety either by the goldsmith working on them, or by the looter. The diameter of the largest torc is 20.3 cm and they are illustrated with other torcs.

Provenance

Found together on a hillside on the outskirts of Ipswich; Malcolm Tricker.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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