The buckle consists of a pair of open rectangular clasps with two lateral zoomorphic hooks on masculine element (.1) and two circular loops on the feminine element (.2). The hooks terminate in panther heads with gaping jaws, and ears or eyes at the sides.


  • Title: Belt Buckle (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 700–650 B.C.
  • Location Created: Etruria
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.5 × 4.4 cm (2 9/16 × 1 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Buckle
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 75.AC.33.2
  • Culture: Etruscan
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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