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Belt Buckle

Personal Ornament, Belt, Buckle

Works of Art (19)

Belt buckle and ornamental plaques, Tang dynasty (618–906), 7th century, China, Gilt bronze inlaid with glass and pearls, silk backing (2008.299a–i)
Belt Buckle, 550–600, Visigothic, Copper alloy, cells inset with garnets, glass, lapis lazuli, and cuttlefish bone (1988.305 ab)
Belt Buckle, buckle ca. 500, tongue ca. 500–600, Eastern Germanic (buckle) and Byzantine (tongue), Rock crystal, gold foil (1995.54)
Belt Buckle, Buckle Counter Plate, and Back Plate, 675–725, Frankish; Found in Niederbreisig, western Germany, Iron with silver inlays (17.193.161-163)
Belt buckle, ca. 1868, California Jewelry Company, manufacturer; William Cummings, patentee, American, Gold, champlevé enamel (2000.571)
Belt buckle, Xiongnu type, 3rd–2nd century B.C., North China, Gilt bronze (18.33.1)
Belt buckle: paired felines attacking ibexes, Xiongnu type, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Mongolia or southern Siberia, Gold (17.190.1672)
Belt or harness ornament with an eagle and its prey, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gold inlaid with turquoise (17.190.2055)
Belt plaque with three ibexes, Xiongnu type, 2nd–1st century B.C., Northwest China, Bronze (28.68.4)
Belt, fall 1934, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Black silk taffeta, plastic (2009.300.1227)
Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.100a-c)
Buckle with Seated Couple, ca. 1200, South Netherlandish, Gilded bronze (47.101.48)
Buckle, 5th century, Eastern Germanic, Gold garnets (1986.341)
Buckle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, probably found in Italy, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.103a,b)
Buckle, Buckle, 2nd century B.C.; European Iron Age, Celto-Iberian; Spain, Leaded bronze, silver, iron (1990.62 ab)
Lyre-Shaped Belt Buckle, 600–700, Visigothic, Copper alloy (1990.193.3 ab)
Pair of belt buckles, Xianbei culture, ca. 1st century A.D., North China, Silver plate and gilt (24.174.6,7)
Shoe Buckle, 400–450, Hunnic or Frankish, Gold, garnets (17.190.697)
Vermand Treasure: Belt Buckle and Three Mounts for Spear Shafts, ca. 400, Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France, Silver gilt inlaid with niello (17.192.143–.146)