Acquired in July 1993.
Compare a similar example illustrated by Karlgren, "Some Bronzes in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities", BMFEA, no. 21, pl. 42.3; and
another from the Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Mayer collection, in
Arts of the Han Dynasty, Chinese Art Society of America, New York, 1961, pl. 41.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C101x76 is consistent with the dating of this lot.