Michael Bennett Curator of Greek and Roman Art
Greece, Geometric period (900- 700 BC)
Bronze, Overall: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.). The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2006.5
The shape and incised decoration of this northern Greek triangular-shaped zone (woman’s belt hanger) symbolizes a woman’s procreative anatomy. An ornament of this type was found in a woman’s grave positioned directly over the pelvic bone.
MOCA Cleveland (6/9/2006 - 8/20/2006): "The Persistence of Geometry: Form, Content and Culture in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art", no. 7, p. 115, color repr. p. 44.
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