Buckle

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.630

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

This bronze buckle includes an oval loop attached to a rectangular fastener with curved corner components. Attached to the fastener is a curved prong with folded hinge. The metal shows a light green patina over most surfaces.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund