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Belt clasp

Date:
ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Geography:
Transcaucasia
Medium:
Bronze (Cu, Sn, Zn, Pb alloy)
Dimensions:
L. 15.2 cm (6 in.) x H. 14.6 cm (5-3/4 in.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.166.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
By 1913–until 1921, collection of Claude Anet, Paris; acquired by the Museum in 1921, purchased from Joseph Brummer, New York.

“Small Sculptures in Bronze,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6, 1950–January 31, 1951.

Rostovtzeff, Michael. 1922. “Bronze Belt-Clasps and Pendants from the Northern Caucasus.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), p. 37, fig. 1c.

Salmony, Alfred. 1938. “Bronze Plaques from the Caucasus.” Parnassus X, pp. 33.

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, edited by Philip Denwood. London: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, p. 106, no. 138.

Ettinghausen, Richard. 1978. “Das Pferd in der Orientalischen Kunst.” Europäische Kunstzeitschrift p. 68.

Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1984. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 41 (4), Spring 1984, p. 35, fig. 43.

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. 584.
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