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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 251

    A RARE CARVED BONE FACETED BEAD

    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CARVED BONE FACETED BEAD
    SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
    Of waisted profile, each of the four sides carved in intaglio with two taotie masks that face each other on either side of the plain central band, the center of the bead hollowed
    2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Frank Caro, New York, 1964.


    Exhibited

    Columbia University, New York, February 1965.