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BELT HOOK
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Inventory Number
HKU.B.1956.0142
Category In English
Bronzes
Object Name
Belt hook
Periods / Dynasties
Late Zhou (c. 11th c. - 256 BC) -
Materials
Bronze
No. of Items (in a Set)
Dimensions
L: 17.9 cm, Weight:257.4g
Descriptions in English
琵琶形,一端曲首成蛇首,鉤身背面有圓鈕,器形特徵是鉤鈕連體。
鉤身錯金銀并鑲嵌綠松石,飾雲紋。
帶鉤用於扣接束腰草帶,還用於佩劍,鉤掛鏡囊、印章、刀、削。玉石飾品。過去認為帶鉤是北方鮮卑族首創的,可是在山東、河南、湖南、陜西等省的春秋至戰國早期的墓中都有出土,故有的學者認為:帶鉤是中原華夏族發明的。

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