16 September 2010
A RARE BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC FINIAL
WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
The top of the tubular socket unusually cast as the forequarters of a bird, with short beak, prominent eyes, and ribbed crest, shown emerging from a grooved, conical shell, with mottled milky-green patina
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
Takeuchi, Kyoto, 1988.
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