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Maiandros, the Greek name of the Meander (a river in the Milet plain in Asia Minor and called »Büyük Menderes« today in Turkish), became the synonym of endlessly winding ornamental bands that have been known ever since 10,000 BCE and spread all over Europe and beyond in a multitude of variants. Throughout the epochs, but especially in classical antiquity as well as in the Classicist period, they have been a popular decorative motif for all sorts of objects.

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  • Title: Decorative comb
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: About 1830
  • Location: France (?)
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.5 cm
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Jewellery
  • Photographer: Petra Jaschke
  • Medium: Gilt copper, enamel, tortoiseshell

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