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Belt clasp

Date:
ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Geography:
Transcaucasia
Medium:
Brass (unleaded)
Dimensions:
3.5 x 3.5 x 4 in. (8.89 x 8.89 x 10.16 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.166.2
Not on view
By 1913–until 1921, collection of Claude Anet, Paris; acquired by the Museum in 1921, purchased from Joseph Brummer, New York.
Rostovtzeff, Michael. 1922. “Bronze Belt-Clasps and Pendants from the Northern Caucasus.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), pp. 36-40.

Curtis, John E. 1977. “Some Georgian Belt-Clasps.” Arts of the Eurasian Steppelands: Colloquies on Art and Archaeology in Asia Volume 7, University of London, June 27-29 1977, ed. Philip Denwood. p. 109.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 439, no. 581.
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