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Belt Buckle
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Belt Buckle


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Gold belt buckles were usually personallized with the owner's name, like the small monogram of Theodore seen on this luxurious example. Belt buckles were in use in the Byzantine Empire by the 5th century, when the Roman toga began to be replaced by trousers as part of the cultural influence of the northern migratory peoples.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/20/1960Examinationexamined for exhibition
6/09/1983Examinationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • The Arts of Man. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1962.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance [Found near Hamas, Syria]; Fahim Kouchakji, Aleppo and New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 6th-7th century (Late Antique)
Accession Number
57.545
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x L: 3 1/8 x D: 3/8 in. (2.9 x 7.9 x 0.9 cm)
Geography
  • Hamas, Syria (Place of Discovery)

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