Near Eastern Achaemenid Circular Belt Buckle A fine Achaemenid cast bronze circular belt buckle with two studs, one on each side, presumably for .. Product #: FR-001 Regular price: $495.00 $495.00 In Stock
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Near Eastern Achaemenid Circular Belt Buckle

Product Code: FR-001

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A fine Achaemenid cast bronze circular belt buckle with two studs, one on each side, presumably for attachment to fabric or leather.  The buckle features a winged bull motif in the centre. Very fine condition with traces of green patina on the surface.

The Achaemenid Persian Empire was the largest that the Ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across Western Asia to the Northern India and Central Asia. Plato described Achaemenid society as one whose flaunting of wealth was famous throughout the ancient world.

Fierce animals, such as bulls and lions, could be linked with certain gods whose qualities...

A fine Achaemenid cast bronze circular belt buckle with two studs, one on each side, presumably for attachment to fabric or leather.  The buckle features a winged bull motif in the centre. Very fine condition with traces of green patina on the surface.

The Achaemenid Persian Empire was the largest that the Ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across Western Asia to the Northern India and Central Asia. Plato described Achaemenid society as one whose flaunting of wealth was famous throughout the ancient world.

Fierce animals, such as bulls and lions, could be linked with certain gods whose qualities they shared. The storm god Adad was linked to the bull because of the similarity between the rumble of thunder and the roar of a mighty bull. Horned headdresses were markers of divinity in the ancient Near East (a greater number of horns corresponded to a higher status in the world of the gods).

Period: 5th - 4th century BC

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