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Belt clasp, copper alloy, in two parts, each in the form of a 'boteh' or curved palm leaf, repoussé and chased with a bird amongst foliage; hook and central element cast. At the back two copper alloy bars on each half for attachment to fabric.
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Length: 16.50 centimetres (total, assembled)
- Curator's comments
- This type of clasp in which the central element has an openwork domed boss with scroll motifs above and below, and floral wreath surround, is typical of Karlovo or Panagyurishte, see S. Blagoeva, 'Bulgarian Buckles and Belts', Sofia )nd c.1990), p. 29, centre, a clasp with bird motifs inset in mother-of pearl, in the Regional Museum of History, Panygyurishte. See also S. Blagoeva, 'Old Goldsmith Craft of Panagyurishte', Sofia 1999, pl. 65, described as a bride's clasp 'kalem choprazi', Pazardzhik, late 19th or early 20th century. Pazardzhik is south of Panagyurishte.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchase funded through British Museum Friends.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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