Title

Buckle

Creator

Creation Date

10th century(?)

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 7/8 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.122

Description

The plate is decorated with a standing lion in relief, its body in profile but its head turned toward the viewer; its tail is raised in an S-shaped curve. The plate broadens out toward the right end, terminating with a rounded-ended slot. The piece comes from Syria.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, in 1993.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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