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Belt Buckle

Object Details

Title:

Belt Buckle

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Etruscan

Place:

Etruria (Place Created)

Date:

700–650 B.C.

Medium:

Bronze

Object Number:

75.AC.33.1

Dimensions:

6.5 × 4.4 cm (2 9/16 × 1 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

The buckle consists of a pair of open rectangular clasps with two lateral zoomorphic hooks on masculine element (.1) and two circular loops on the feminine element (.2). The hooks terminate in panther heads with gaping jaws, and ears or eyes at the sides.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1975

Dr. Fred Bromberg and Virginia M. Bromberg (Bay Shore, New York), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1975.

Bibliography
Bibliography

J. Paul Getty Museum. Recent Acquisitions of Antiquities : June 1-September 3, 1976, p. 6, no. 33.