13 November 2001
A LARGE GILT-BRONZE BELTHOOK
Warring States period (475-221 BC)
The hook formed by an animal head, the arched shaft cast with three bosses along the central section surrounded by stylised mythical animals, some malachite encrustation, inset losses
10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) long
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Acquired in July 1979.
Compare the belthook with a similar design comprising three bold circular motifs along the back of the shaft illustrated in Arts of the Han Dynasty, New York, 1961, p. 40, fig. 66.
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