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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    A VERY RARE STAINED BONE SCABBARD APPLIQUE

    EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC

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    Estimate

    A VERY RARE STAINED BONE SCABBARD APPLIQUE
    EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC
    The long tongue-shaped, convex applique carved at one end with a compressed taotie mask, the remainder with a narrow median strip bisected by a thread-like groove and outlined by a narrow shallow groove, the flange projecting from the sides pierced with pairs of holes for attachment, the polished surface with a mottled pale green and olive-brown patina, the concave reverse left plain and unpolished
    11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.