established 1942

Celtic jet chain of carved birds CELTIC JET CHAIN OF CARVED BIRDS

Early La Tené culture. 43 slightly different birds made of jet with central holes, restrung as a chain. A rare use of jet.

4th-3rd Century BC

L. of each bird ca. 3/4 in. (2 cm.)

Ex German private collection acquired in 1980s.



Jet is a compact semi-precious variety of lignite. Also called witches amber because it tends to feel warm; it becomes electrically charged when rubbed with cloth and thus will pick up such things as small bits of paper.

Celtic jet chain of carved birds

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