• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE

    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE
    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    The mask well cast as a taotie with bulging eyes and finely striated brows, with two long rectangular tabs for attachment projecting from the reverse and another from the bottom of the faceted loop that holds the loose ring, with allover mottled green and some azurite encrustation
    7½ in. (19 cm.) long overall, 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) across


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1962.


    Literature

    M. Hearn and Wen Fong, "The Arts of Ancient China", The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XXXII, 1973/74, p. 280.


    Exhibited

    The Arts of Ancient China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973-1974.