16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A GILT-BRONZE TAOTIE MASK FITTING WITH LOOSE RING HANDLE
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The well-cast mask is finely detailed with striated hair markings and a ring-punched ground and suspends a loose ring from the down-turned nose which continues into a rectangular tab on the back below another tab pierced for attachment.
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high overall, stand
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