A Samnite bronze belt, 4th century B.C.
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DescriptionBroad belt with encircling lining perforations, on one end two clasp hooks in form of long elongated animal heads, the riveted attachment plates in form of palmettes, abundantly decorated in cold work. On the other side four holes for fastening, strengthened with riveted, finely curved bronze sheets, also decorated in cold work, possibly depicting stylized animals. The head of one clasp hook missing, the belt stabilized with glass fabric, otherwise intact and complete. Length 90 cm.
Provenance: Collection Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), thence private collection Gilles Grimm, France.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?