26 - 27 October 2004
A SARMATIAN BRONZE OPENWORK BELT BUCKLE
CIRCA 200 B.C.
Of rectangular form, with recumbent camel, details incised; and an Ordos bronze plaque depicting two wild ass protomes, one above the other, each with heads turned back, twin attachment loops at rear, probably 5th-4th Century B.C.
3 in. (7.7 cm.) long and 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high respectively (2)
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 42; Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 124 (item one); and Animals, 1996, III, no. 179 (item two).
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