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A RARE BRONZE 'DOUBLE HORSE' YOKE ORNAMENT
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A RARE BRONZE 'DOUBLE HORSE' YOKE ORNAMENT

NORTHWEST CHINA, INNER MONGOLIA, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC

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A RARE BRONZE 'DOUBLE HORSE' YOKE ORNAMENT
NORTHWEST CHINA, INNER MONGOLIA, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
The ornament is in the shape of a pair of hollow-cast horses standing on two horizontal bars and joined by a bar that spans the back of their necks. They have circular, cut-out eyes, a circular opening in the front of the muzzle, upright ears and long tails with notched edges. The bodies and heads are subtlely detailed.
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Christie's New York, 2 December 1993, lot 175.

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