14 September 2009
A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The mask well cast as a taotie with bulging eyes and finely striated brows, with two long rectangular tabs for attachment projecting from the reverse and another from the bottom of the faceted loop that holds the loose ring, with allover mottled green and some azurite encrustation
7½ in. (19 cm.) long overall, 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) across
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1962.
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M. Hearn and Wen Fong, "The Arts of Ancient China", The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XXXII, 1973/74, p. 280.
The Arts of Ancient China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973-1974.
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