16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
TWO GILT-BRONZE BELT BUCKLES WITH OXEN
NORTH CHINA, 3RD-2ND CENTURY BC
Each rectangular plaque is cast in openwork and mirror image with an ox standing with all four legs visible, its head turned to the side and its tail visible between its legs, all within a herringbone border. One has two vertical attachment loops on the reverse, the other a single loop and a rounded loop on the inner edge.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) wide
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Compare the similar belt buckle illustrated by E. C. Bunker et al., Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002, p. 99, no. 66.
P.C. Lu & Sons, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1989.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida.
J. Rawson and E. Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, pp. 340-41, no. 220.
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