Mar 6, 2006
Mar 6, 2006

Woman's Belt Hanger (Zone)

Woman's Belt Hanger (Zone)

c. 725–675 BC


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

The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2006.5


Did you know?

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


The shape and punched and incised decoration of this northern Greek triangular-shaped zone (woman’s belt hanger) may symbolize a woman’s procreative anatomy, with groups of small circles flanking a large central radiating circle. An ornament of this type was found in a woman’s grave positioned directly over the pelvic bone, and could have been worn suspended from or attached to a belt made of less durable materials.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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