By Andrea M. Pulz
The gold gadgets derive from the excavations performed among 1965 and 1994 within the Artemision of Ephesos by way of the Austrian Archaeological Institute. lots of the gadgets happened in strata positioned less than the Archaic kipteros and should therefore be labeled as originating from the second one 1/2 the 7th or the 1st 1/2 the 6th century BC. They have been deposited within the sanctuary as votive presents. The overwhelming majority are gown adorns and jewelry, both worn without delay at the physique or sewn onto garments equivalent to appliques or items of sheet gold embellished with quite a few factors, round and drop-shaped pendants and beads (some of which seem like fruit), pins with floral heads, fibulae (predominantly of Phrygian "Asia Minor" type), brooches within the form of birds of prey and boat-shaped jewelry with, on occasion, complicated ornament. There also are a few collectible figurines that are certainly worthy noting, corresponding to anthropomorphic and zoomorphic statuettes. The Artemision is exclusive within the Archaic interval with reference to the volume and diversity of gold jewelry came upon there: No different sanctuary from this era has yielded the same wealth of gold gadgets. by means of together with an exam of many of the gold items from the English excavations within the sanctuary (1904/05) it's been attainable so as to add to the volume and diversity of gold jewelry recognized to have existed. released with investment from the Austrian technological know-how Fund. German text.