Title

Buckle

Creator

Creation Date

8th century

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

2 1/8 x 3/4 in.

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.125

Description

A curved tongue and notched oval loop are hinged to an openwork plaque. The plaque is decorated with incised parallel lines and with circles. There appears to be a cross of small incised triangles both on the tongue and on the terminal disk of the plaque. On the back are two loops for attachment to the belt. The present buckle was believed by the dealer to have come from Lebanon or Syria. For a similar buckle, see British Museum, 1985,1010.1.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, in 1992.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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