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A Gilt-Bronze Dragon-Head Tubular Fitting
A Gilt-Bronze Dragon-Head Tubular Fitting

HAN DYNASTY

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A Gilt-Bronze Dragon-Head Tubular Fitting Han Dynasty Well cast at one end with a dragon head with upturned snout, and short horns above back-swept ears, with some green and ferrous encrustation, some wood core remaining 5¼in. (13.3cm.) long, stand

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Compare the gilt-bronze dragon-head fitting with similar facial features, but with a horizontal tubular socket between the jaws, illustrated in Excavations of the Han Tombs at Man-ch'eng, vol. II, The Institute of Archaeology, 1980, pl. CXXIV, fig. 1.

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