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- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
This group of ornamented gold fittings would have covered lappets made of some other material, perhaps wood or leather, worn suspended from a belt. Several of these lappet fittings, in fact, preserved bits of leather. Belts of this type are Central Asian in origin and are frequently depicted there in wall paintings and other representations.
- Published References
- Ann C. Gunter Paul Jett. Ancient Iranian Metalwork in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Mainz, Germany, 1992. cat. 42, pp. 48, 220-21.
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 26b, p. 56.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
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