A symbol of warrior status, this bronze belt is constructed of sixty-two openwork rectangular plates. Each plate has been individually cast in a geometric design, suggesting a stylized cross. On the back of each plate are three suspension loops for attachment to a leather base and terminates with a two piece frame-and-prong d-ring buckle.
Dimensions: Length: 26 1/2 inches (67.3 cm), Height: 1 7/8" (4.8 cm)
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall, with fine blue-green surface patina. Restrung with leather cord and presented on a museum quality custom mount.
Provenance: The Cyrus Collection of Ancient Art, acquired by Edward Safani in Lebanon in the 1960's.