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Frankish - Belt Buckle - Walters 542345 - Back

Frankish - Belt Buckle - Walters 542345 - Back

 
 
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Summary

This buckle is of a type manufactured in workshops near Paris during the last third of the 6th century. It is incised with bands of concentric geometric ornament centering on a human face, interpreted variously as Medusa or, when surmounted by a cross, as Christ. In either case, the face is an apotropaic device, intended to protect the wearer from evil.

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Date

0500 - 0599
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Source

Walters Art Museum
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