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Belt Buckle
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Belt Buckle


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Description This highly decorative buckle is unusual in that it is made of two pieces riveted together. It is decorated with incised and punched patterns and features a cross at the center. The tongue has a schematic human face and an animal head terminal. Such animal head terminals are common on Migration period jewelry.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York; Joseph Brummer Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 12, 1949, no. 278; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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7th century (Early Medieval)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2347
Measurements
2 3/16 x 5 3/8 x 3/8 in. (5.5 x 13.7 x 1 cm)
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