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Belt-buckle hook

Belt-buckle hook

Belt-buckle hook

Bronze

H: 8.4; W: 7.2; Diam: 1.3 cm

Gift of Flora Svarc, Berkeley, California

Accession number:

92.42.133

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

This hook depicts a human head emerging from the mouth of a stylized lion’s head. Beasts of prey with human (or animal) limbs in their mouths stem from Eastern Mediterranean hunting scenes and figure frequently in early Etruscan art.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English

Chronicles of the Land, Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Dayagi-Mendels Michal, and Rozenberg, Silvia (eds.), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2010

Exhibitions:

Italy of the Etruscans: Archaeological finds from the First Millenium, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 18/06/1991 - 18/11/1991