|LATE HELLENISTIC BRONZE BUCKLE COVERED IN SHEET GOLD
Designed as two circular medalions each with the face of the god Bes in low relief and joined with a central bar.
Crete or Cyprus, 1st Century BC - early 1st Century AD
L. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.)
Ex W.N. collection, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2006, no. 140; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 149.
Cf. LIMC III, 1986, 111, Bes. Also cf. A. Greifenhagen, Schmuckarbeiten in Edelmetall I,1970, pl. 27, 4-6.
Cf. the lion heads in pl. XXXVII of F.H. Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewelry - Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, British Museum, 1968.