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BZ.1937.34, Strap or Belt Ornament

BZ.1937.34, Strap or Belt Ornament

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Syrian, fourth century

Silver and bronze inlaid with gold and niello, 7.2 cm x 7.0 cm (2 13/16 in. x 2 3/4 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this marriage belt from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler in September 1937.