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Belt Clasp


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Description Although once considered to be part of a warrior's apparel, this type of heavy belt clasp is now understood to be part of a woman's apparel. This example was made from a large sheet of bronze, with a hook at one end and a sheath to attach a leather belt at the other.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
10th-9th century BCE (Iron Age)
Medium
hammered bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.104
Measurements
H: 4 1/8 x W: 10 5/16 x D: 6 in. (10.5 x 26.2 x 15.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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