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Belt Buckle with Griffin
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Belt Buckle with Griffin

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Description This buckle is worked in repoussé and engraved. It has a slot and knob that fastened a belt.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Excursions through the Collection: Portraiture, Adornment, and the Natural World. 2019-2021.
Provenance [From a tomb near Olbia, Parutino, Ukraine (?), 1913]; F. L. van Gans, Frankfurt (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; P. Mavrogordato, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Galerie Bachstitz, The Hague [catalogue 1921, part II, lot 92 L]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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1st century BC (Hellenistic)
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2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in. (6.6 x 3.6 cm)
  • Turkey (Pontos) (Place of Origin)
  • Ukraine, Parutino (Olbia) (Place of Discovery)
  • Greece (Place of Origin)


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