London, South Kensington
14 May 2010
THREE RARE JADE FITTINGS
LATE SHANG/EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-5TH CENTURY BC
One of triangular section carved with a stylised taotie mask below curled horns, the other with a stylised taotie mask ending on a L-shaped hook, the last of U-shape with taotie mask carved on either side
Longest 1in. (3.8 cm.) (3)
First and second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Third: Acquired before 1966.
All the Arthur M. Sackler Collection.
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