Samnite Bronze Belt

Culture: Samnite
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 90 cm long
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 4098
Provenance: Collection Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), thence private collection Gilles Grimm, France.
Condition: The head of one clasp hook missing, the belt stabilized with glass fabric, otherwise intact and complete.
Description: 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.