Two ribbon torcs by Bronze Age

The two torcs are 20 cm in diameter and each weigh about 25 g.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £75,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Gurr-Johns Ltd

They are made of a loosely-twisted penannular ribbon of gold with simple recurved terminals. They are also known as the Ballyrashane Torcs after their place of discovery.

Provenance

Found in a bog near Ballyrashane, County Derry, Northern Ireland around 1900. Subsequently given to the parish priest in 1921 and passed by descent to the present owner.

Venue details

Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast County Antrim BT9 5AB 028 9044 0000 www.nmni.com

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibition with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except on Northern Ireland Bank Holiday Mondays)

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