Silversmithed Belt Plate

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Silversmithed belt plate
Silversmithed belt plate.

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This picture illustrates an article about the lives of women in Constantinople and shows a finely worked belt plate. The buckle and the segments attached to it are shaped as a stylized tulip. They are inlaid with pearls or gems and decorated with hanging sequins (Seraglio women used to wear tassels on their belts). This type of belt could be worn at the waist as well as over the hip.
The caption reads in the original French: Plaque de ceinture en orfèvrerie.

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