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Etruscan Bronze Buckle with Winged Phalli, 700-650 BC

Rare Orientalizing belt buckle with hooks ending in phalli with small wings.

Hooks and loops appear on narrow rectangular frames, to which a leather or fabric belt was attached.

This type of buckles reflect the popularity of Near Eastern fashion in early Etruscan art.

For a related example, cf. acc. no. 54.170 in the Walters Art Museum database.

Intact and rare, nice patina.

W. hooked 8.6 cm (3.4 in)
W. frames 6.6 cm (2.6 in)

Swiss private collection of Dr. Roland Hartmann (1922-2007), antiquarian and internationally recognized authority in the field of ancient cultures and writings.

1850 USD

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