Bronze Age European Belt

 

Bronze Age European Belt

An ancient Bronze Age European belt comprised of numerous interlocking vertical bronze elements with four convex round knobs on each.

Late Bronze Age, Central Europe.
Hallstatt I, Ca. 1000-700 BC.
Width: 2 1/2 in. (6 cm).
Length: 40 in. (102 cm).
Complete.

The inhabitants of Central Europe from Gaul to the Danube Basin in the second millennium BC coalesced into a culture identified in the archaeological record by large well defined cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns. The graves were often accompanied by bronze tools and ornaments. The wealthiest burials were those of warriors and princes, often containing finely made bronze swords, spears, and adornments.

cf.: Albanien, Schatze aus dem Land der Skipetaren, (Munich, 1990) p. 228, no. 93..

Formerly in the G. K. collection, Munich, Germany, prior to 1980.

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