A Villanovan embossed bronze belt
Lot 72*
A Villanovan embossed bronze belt
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Lot Details
A Villanovan embossed bronze belt
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Of elliptical shape, the wide convex central section tapering at both ends, decorated in repoussé with eight large dots in the centre and two rows of small dots along the borders meeting at both ends, one end folded on top for fastening, 14in (35.5cm) diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, Iowa, acquired from the New York art market before 1975.

    Literature:
    A similar bronze belt with embossed decoration found in a female aristocratic tomb in the Necropolis of Pizzo Piede, Viterbo, Italy, is now in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, inv. 74280.
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