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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 211

    A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTINGS

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTINGS
    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC
    Made to be worn between the ears of a horse, each cast as a monster mask (taotie) with large nose, curved jaws, and bulbous eyes flanked by small ears and set below striated brows and horns with upswept tips, the reverse concave, with mottled green patina and encrustation
    9½ in. (24 cm.) wide, stands (2)


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1961.