Woman's Belt Hanger (Zone)

Woman's Belt Hanger (Zone)

c. 725-675 BC

Bronze

Overall: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.)

The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2006.5

Fun Fact

Ancient bronze objects often have a greenish hue due to a chemical reaction that creates this surface patina.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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