Lot 47

A Samnite bronze belt, 4th century B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A92kua | Live auction | 888 Lots


Broad 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?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 891. The pre-sale view will take place from 9 - 14 May 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).